Emotional Honor
by Jason Tomlinson

Action wants to happen but it needs provocation
thankfully we all have an embedded invitation
present in our hearts prone to repulsion or attraction
it is our emotions that produce a lot of action
and they are as complicated as the day is long
they are as right as they are wrong
but regardless of their state one thing’s for sure
they are inherently valuable so they will endure
though they be abused misused and magnified
malnourished starved and outright denied
they cannot possibly be eliminated
so it’s only a matter of when they’ll be demonstrated
honor them and they will submit to your lead
dishonor them and they will be your master indeed
it would be wise to treat them with respect
acknowledge their value and wisely direct
secure along the path day to day
let emotions have their say