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Below is the poem entitled DOUBLE EDGE which was written by poet Ahmed Abdi. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Sword’s sharp edge attached side by side
One side a victor
Another side a villain
The sworn enemies, the bosom friends

And the sharp tongue between clinched teeth
With the paired edges that cuts both
At one end, wisdom of wits
While the other end unleashes the evil spirits

The life that is full of shows and shadows
The stride to strive towards a big ride
And the cruel hands of death at the offing
To be or not be

Time that rushes like a tide
One time, you are young and active
Another time, old and passive
One time walk tall and other stupors

The law with the sharp jaw that can bite both
One slit, confirm the crime
Another, confirm not the crime
To celebrate or celebrate not

And the love along the thin broken line full of tinges
One good trudge, hero
Another misstep, hate
Like matrimony hanging at balance

The torrent of punches to roll with
And the quest to be at par
And the hasty retreats, the quips and sound bites
Sometimes lemon to have lemonade or honey that maketh money

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  1. Date: 6/5/2015 7:26:00 AM
    Nice Piece of it.

  1. Date: 7/27/2014 12:17:00 PM
    a step at time Ahmed, your first step is strong and steady, very vivid illustrations in this piece, keep that up, keep trudging on through this road of poetry. you will never be disappointed.

  1. Date: 6/16/2012 8:29:00 AM
    Habari Abdi, karibu poetrysoup! Victor and villain rounded up in one - that's what life is all about. Conflicts, struggles and a search for balance.

  1. Date: 3/23/2012 7:04:00 AM
    I am stopping back today to see if you have continued to write and post new poetry Ahmed. I hope that you will continue with your writing. You have taken the first step~ ~to write and share. When you feel the need for inspiration read some of the other poetry here at PoetrySoup. It will help you. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/13/2012 5:00:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Ahmed. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/12/2012 1:42:00 PM
    Welcome to poetry soup --- this is a powerful poem. I enjoyed reading it today. Always, Laura