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

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She's awash in contradictions. 
Though you just might fall in love
with those big doe eyes.  

She'll put you on a pedestal.
To her,  you can do no harm.
 She is a friend to the very end. 

Still, she could bring you to your knees.
She dislikes being rude, crude, or vulgar.
Though she will straighten out that picture.

She doesn't like negative or toxic people.
Not necessarily shy, just aloof in her ways.
As she's dreaming of some magical place. 

She loves sparkling  bobbles and dancing till dawn.
She'll cry at the movies or the slightest of slights.
She'll invite the angels in from out of the cold.  

Sometimes you'll think she's afraid of the world.
But give her a cause , then you'll see.
That steel backbone and endurance in adversity. 

You might think she's most adaptable. 
As you try to bend her all the wrong ways.
She'll say, you can't make me do it that. 
Then she'll laugh as she's walking away.

At times she'll need reassurance from you. 
Things will be OK ,she just might not want to,
Jump off that cliff today. 

As she whispers goodnight in your ear, she'll 
Ask the angels to keep you safe and warm.
You might think she's a bit scatterbrained.
Till she shows you what your 're looking for.

Yes, she might be a hope chest in contradictions.
But, she'll leave you with a smile, as she moves 
the tides inside you all the while.  


4pm  7/ 13/ 2013

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  1. Date: 11/27/2013 1:46:00 AM

    Debbie, Thank you for spreading and sharing your kindness. I am very grateful and thankful to all who have been supportive of me one way or another. Your heartfelt words are the main attraction of who you are… Thanks for your inspiring visit. ----- Happy Thanksgiving ~ LINDA

  1. Date: 8/24/2013 6:23:00 PM

    Admirable writing...kinda see myself in this a little... glad to see some one acknowledge these contradictions so profoundly. lovely :)

  1. Date: 8/17/2013 6:17:00 PM

    Great poem Debbie and I will not be contradicted lol Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 8/14/2013 4:50:00 PM

    Great poem Debbie, I enjoyed. it seems to me that life is absolutely filled with contradictions. thanks for the read...Peter

  1. Date: 8/14/2013 1:55:00 AM

    Perfect picture of an ideal woman

  1. Date: 8/13/2013 5:05:00 PM

    hi Debbie much truth and many layers here lovely good pen Shadow x smiles

  1. Date: 8/13/2013 4:33:00 PM

    I'm a walking contradiction, partly truth and partly fiction. Kris Kristopherson. :) Short on time. :)

  1. Date: 8/12/2013 7:27:00 PM

    I like your writing Debbie and I bet we would be good seem like an awesome person I'd like to know!

  1. Date: 8/12/2013 2:49:00 PM

    I've dated a few like this....they ended well...kind of. :) This was an awesome read!

  1. Date: 8/12/2013 2:21:00 PM

    "But, she'll leave you with a smile, as she moves the tides inside you all the while" Nice line...I enjoy reading your poem

  1. Date: 8/12/2013 9:13:00 AM

    WOW Debbie! This was some poem. You really did a great job. Thanks for sharing..... Lucilla

  1. Date: 8/11/2013 9:06:00 AM

    i like the sense of mystique here, debbie... this allows fine contrasts of images to be felt and absorbed... wonderful!..:) hugggs

  1. Date: 8/10/2013 3:43:00 PM

    I have read a number of your poems. Each one poignant and powerful and provocative. Quite a gift you have, Debbie. Thank you for sharing it with us. Allan

  1. Date: 8/10/2013 1:33:00 PM

    - Very good work in this powerful poem Debbie! - Have a great weekend! -

  1. Date: 8/10/2013 9:04:00 AM

    Very well penned.

  1. Date: 8/10/2013 8:08:00 AM

    Can I ask a question? In the first line do you mean to say awash in contradictions--as though she is immersed in contradictions (usage a verb) or do you actually mean she is a wash (noun) in contradictions like in a laundry load? I like both. I would also jump in a washing machine with you anytime. I want to end by saying that I do not know all that much, but this poem reflects a huge portion of what I know to be true. Life is such a wonderful mystery, and you describe it well.

  1. Date: 8/10/2013 8:01:00 AM

    You have actually expressed a large part of the meaning of life here. That's amazing! It's not often that I see something that comes close to that. Also, from a male perspective, I think that guys would love to have a partner such as described here because she is loving and engaging as well as independent. If I weren't married, I would want to buy a ticket to visit this enigma this weekend to check this all out. So--funny, real, beautiful, loving and dedicated to a cause. What a package!

  1. Date: 8/10/2013 7:53:00 AM

    Debby, this is a charming poem. I really like it because it fits in with what I have observed throughout my life regarding emotion and desire. When it comes to us humans, there are a lot of things happening at different times depending on our emotional state and what we are faced with. Your description reflects a sense of self esteem and beauty with a sense of humor. It's like a whole lot of experience condensed into a small package and filled with love. This is fun to contemplate.

  1. Date: 8/10/2013 1:01:00 AM

    interesting choice of words, onward goes the story heard, well done i sez , sez me....

  1. Date: 8/9/2013 5:50:00 PM

    Whoever this is she is very strong and deserves respect. A very awesome poem! I loved reading it! Always, Laura