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Opposites (Poem)

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posted on Jun, 18 2009 @ 09:08 PM

The graves of time are many
As a small child weeps unheard
Racked with agony and tears
His speech is slightly slurred

Taken violently, his mom
Was murdered in cold blood
Such innocence exposed to hate
Is this worlds leafing bud

Somewhere else a laugh is caught
In the twilight air
In this place 2 lovers cuddle
Teasing as they share

The world around them fades away
In ambient emotion
Amnesia binds their hearts and minds
While affection feeds devotion

Separated events unfold
For millions and still more
Where some kind heart is shattered
There is one still adored

Where masses starve and disease kills
Where greed and anger plot
Just the opposite unfolds
Elsewhere caring's brought

Opposites attract they say
So true it seems with life
For as ones gain, is ones loss
Joy can birth from strife

Without despair and hunger too
Would we know satisfaction
Without the night would we know day
Without focus, distraction?

Oh merged we are in this place
With heaven and with hell
But in radical opposites
We know true beauty well

So knowing fear and ugliness
And knowing cries and pain
From knowing all of life's hardships
I now know beauty's claim

From opposites as they come
I learn and I await
And understand with experience
That love can come from hate

From knowing anger and ignorance
I know wisdom and cheer
Without oppositions chance
We might not all be here

Let me tell you through these eyes
Though pain has been my guide
Without it I wouldn't know
What I have past denied

Denial of the lessons learned
Denial of the truth
That suffering, pain and loss
Bring wisdom and hope to soothe

To friends and foes alike
To those misunderstood
Bask in all your moments
For with bad will come good


posted on Jun, 18 2009 @ 11:12 PM
That was truly stunning!! I was totally moved by that piece!! Thank you so much for sharing it!!!! I love love love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 03:30 AM
reply to post by Greenize

Thank you for the compliment. It really has meaning to me.

I also look forward to your critiques I admit. lol

posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 12:34 PM
A star for you my friend.

You have a great way with words.

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