The Paradox

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    The Paradox


    Two are one, au contraire,
    Separate lives for one to share.
    I'll go your way, you go mine,
    In the end, a single line.
    Distant future, instant past,
    Memories fade but always last.
    Here tomorrow, gone today,
    What's the matter, whose to say?
    Hold on carefully with all your might,
    As eagles fly into the night.
    The sun sets earlier this time of year,
    Smile, be happy, shed a tear.
    God is gracious, God is kind,
    Love is faceless, love is blind.
    Listen closely and you shall see,
    The only paradox here is me.



    Copyright © May 2009
    Kevin Mooney

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    pirites commented on The Paradox

    11-22-2009

    This is great. i truly enjoyed the line item Koans...

    stellar commented on The Paradox

    11-20-2009

    VEry witty poem filled with insights too and the flow is very nice

    Marsink commented on The Paradox

    10-31-2009

    You've got words! (most do, but arrangement is everything) I'm not waitng to hear what you write next. Entertaining and packed full of "apparencies". thanks again for gifting us with your thoughts in print.

    knight4696 commented on The Paradox

    10-08-2009

    Kevin - I love the flow of this poem. It is a pleasure to read. I really like the question that you interject ... Here tomorrow, gone today, What's the matter, whose to say? This is a Paradox in itself. Another great job!

    queenrosered commented on The Paradox

    09-16-2009

    I LOVE THE WAY THIS IS WRITTEN, SO SEAMLESSLY AND FLOWS SO WELL AND TOTALLY DESCRIBES A TRUE PARADOX, AT LEAST, TO ME IT DOES.I PARTICULARLY LOVE THE LINE "DISTANT FUTURE, INSTANT PAST".....THAT IS LIFE, ISN'T IT? A PARADOX, INDEED. BRAVO, POET! :) QUEENROSERED.

    The true philosopher and the true poet are one, and a beauty, which is truth, and a truth, which is beauty, is the aim of both.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Poet (1803-1882)

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