Emotions can color life brightly;
letting emotions run amok courts disaster.
In the spectre of crises
emotions' immediacy may save us.
Yet emotions frequently assault--
with an echoing rebuke of guilt:
the caution of fear's siege,
the corruption of envy,
the hollowness of revenge,
the brimstone of anger.
The sage pause reflectively in contemplation,
watching emotions' flux and flow.
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