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

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I don't get peace in tranquillity,
Nor happiness in bliss,
In vain I seek
some accord in harmony.

Love does not warm my heart,
Friends no longer enliven my spirit,
I find now in rivalry
No challenge!

At home in a state of chaos
I feel listless in gathering peace,
Wrapped up in worries and problems
I ponder over the ensuing solutions.

Lost in the pursuit of abstraction
I seek an icon of perfection,
I dream of things sublime
And reach beyond time!

Copyright © Abdul Malik

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  1. Date: 6/1/2013 2:14:00 PM
    CONGRATS!!! love ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 6/1/2013 9:44:00 AM
    Abdul, Congratulations on your sweet awesome free verse win.... you poem rocks... :-) Linda

  1. Date: 6/1/2013 4:05:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Abdul xx

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 5:54:00 PM
    I really love this pen of yours showing a twist of fate... It's uniquely well written. Thumbs up~ A.O

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 5:59:00 PM
    Very sad and somehow profound as well. You are to young to have lost so much of your enthusiasm. Perhaps this is what is meant as an old soul. Very well written Abdul.

  1. Date: 4/18/2013 11:14:00 PM
    I like how you did your poem so uniquely. your poem shows sadness and perhaps some hope in reaching for the sublime. Very interesting!