Mary’s Mixed Bag, the Friday Challenge at Real Toads, is to explore connections.  I’ve spent the last two days in ART~Aggression Replacement Training.  It’s a good training, but it’s what I’ve been doing for many years.  I just didn’t have this exact training to allow my teaching to satisfy the requirement of Juvenile Court Services. Since this was all review, I had a bit of time to reflect on the topic. Basically the idea is that thoughts and feelings and actions are all tangled up together; they’re connected.


Thinking, Feeling, Doing

All intertwined;

My life a jumble

of reactions tangled up

twisting and turning

my stomach churning.

Questioning my worth,

just sitting on my ass

wondering, wishing, hating.

How did this get to be?

My life has to have more;

lashing out in anger

I don’t see the danger

of the connected

Thinking, Feeling, Doing.

6 thoughts on “Connections

    • I agree that these three things (thinking, doing, and feeling) are all tied up together….so much in life really cannot be broken down into well-defined parts. So much, as you said, IS connected.

    • The visual is a braid. Three strands all braided together. I can’t take credit for that. Polly Nichols is the author of Whispering Shadows, and that’s the book that uses the braid visual.

  1. I believe that the danger is that poetry and other communication will emerge, as if the wires connected just right to spark others. I bet you are real good at this therapy! Great poem!

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