I’m not angry.

I’m not bitter.

I’m in that mood.

Too shocked to be moved.

My emotions are alarmed.

My thoughts are racing.

Un-guarded utterances have hit me.

Too shocked to be moved.

Then I met a guardian angel.

An emissary of peace.

This is poison he said.

You are too shocked to move.

So I gathered my scattered thoughts.

I shrugged off my wounded feelings.

I lifted up my bowed head.

I am too shocked, I must move.

Move I say from poisonous thoughts.

Drink from the Word of Eternity.

Help has come for the helpless.

No more too shocked to move.


This is a poem I wrote at a time of intense pain. Instead of feeling sorry for myself/ getting angry, I put my emotions in writing and that’s where this poem originated from. What do you do when you feel embarrassed or in a bad mood? Let me know in the comments section below. Also, subscribe to this blog if you haven’t.

Thank you for your time.


Princess Ada · June 27, 2018 at 5:47 am

What a poem! This is amazing. I wish I can wrote.
What do I do when am embarrassed or in a bad mood? I think I just stay put and allow it sometime to pass.

    Ovyay · June 27, 2018 at 5:52 am

    You never know until you write. Why don’t you just write first when you are free and let us look at it together. Abi.

Esse · June 27, 2018 at 5:55 am

Poem sir thanks for aligning me back to my root, I drive/eat a lot when am depressed. Joys I pray this morning,even as Nigeria football sadness as pass with the night.

    Ovyay · June 27, 2018 at 6:20 am

    Yes o. That ball matter pain me. Well life goes on.

      Esse · June 27, 2018 at 6:39 pm

      Yes sir life continues

Esu Reuben · June 27, 2018 at 5:58 am

Hmmmm for me I listen to a good music and dance myself out and other times I play scrabble like when I lost my father. But depending on the issue that led to my misery then I spend my whole day praying. It’s difficult to read my bible so this is what I do.

    Ovyay · June 27, 2018 at 6:22 am

    Music is good. Nice move. We must not allow anything to put us under pressure. Scrabble is great. It stimulates the brain and puts it into positive use.

Keji · June 27, 2018 at 6:40 am

When in a bad mood, I just withdraw from people I become quiet. I sing, play gospel music and worship God to get out of it. At times I call or go to friends that I know will cheer me up. I try not to allow myself linger in that dark place.

    Ovyay · June 27, 2018 at 6:48 am

    Dark places are horrible. God help us all.

Carol · June 27, 2018 at 7:17 am

Oh I Love This Ovyay, there are Times in every1s lives when we feel like this, I always listen to my music, you av written a lovely poem, god bless you, A Man Of Many Talent ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

    Ovyay · June 27, 2018 at 7:24 am

    Whoa ma. Your words have made my day. Thanks so much ma.๐Ÿค๐Ÿค๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Bunmi · June 27, 2018 at 8:29 am

Daddy thanks for the play poem, when am in a bad mood,I watch sewing videos or sit by my machine and start sewlngโ€ข

    Ovyay · June 27, 2018 at 8:50 am

    That’s nice. It’s good you are converting negative emotions to positive use. รŒyรก Too

Jutta · June 27, 2018 at 9:13 am

Thank you! I find work to do and mill over the situation in my head! I do have a writing journal and later I may sit down and reflect and pray. May I be I will start writing sooner rather than later in the future.

    Ovyay · June 27, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Pls start writing and let me know as you write so we can encourage each other. Thanks for commenting.

Tunde Olabisi · June 27, 2018 at 9:50 am

Thanks for the poem sir actually I have found my sax as my companion so anytime am in a bad mood I go to play my sax.

    Ovyay · June 27, 2018 at 11:30 am

    That’s a good way of taking the tension off. It’s good to use your creativity in a positive way. Keep it up Eben.

La Dolce Musica · June 28, 2018 at 7:21 am

When I’m in a bad mood or have other negative feelings I use that energy in arts, expressing myself through music. Playing something beautiful or dancing always leave me in a better mood!
Beautiful poem Ovyay!

    Ovyay · June 28, 2018 at 8:18 am

    Thank you for your comments. I play music too but can’t play any instrument. Just anything jazzy or instrumentals with strings. Horns are a bit distractive for me that’s why guitar music, violin, flutes etc works well for me too.

Jemimah · June 28, 2018 at 9:57 am

One just have to move on

    Ovyay · June 28, 2018 at 10:48 am

    Yes O. Mi O lewa para mi jare. Oluwa nbe.

Emmanuel · June 29, 2018 at 4:55 pm

Waooooo. . A lovely one daddy

    Ovyay · June 30, 2018 at 6:27 am

    Thanks E Bazz

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