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Love, Unknown Odyssey

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Love, Unknown Odyssey

Love burns deep in this ember where jewels are a mere reflection upon the stars
Mere mortals as we live but with this love we divide even the infinite

Options are of dull few words 
For who can will or wield such power that no being can comprehend

This deed is foreign to our analogy and inconspicuous to the logical
Defying even the strongest will of man such as that of survival

What is this that consumes me, 
Infuses in me the traits of a stranger
Who is this stranger deep within my members


How does one rid this atomical abomination to my design
If words fail me and logic desists within me how can i mold this clay into a pot

The days are still, peace is wraught
Certainty has becomne an illusion of permanance, a dimension not found but seen

These days to try and live wreaks hardship at the gate
Will i rid myself this burden, even in death?
Can this load be no more?

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  1. Date: 10/29/2013 9:54:00 AM
    Hi Siz; This is a beautiful poem. i just had to read your first one and i se that you are new here. I welcome you to the soup family, where i hope you will finf a lot of friends. We atr a pretty good bunch. Thanks for reading just Thoughts.... Lucilla

    Hlabisa Avatar Sizwe Hlabisa
    Date: 10/30/2013 2:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Lucilla. I am glad you enjoy my poem. The beauty in poetry is best when you read the poem and make your own interpretatiopn of what the poet was trying to convey. PoetrySoup is great. I am loving our little society where we are free to express our interests to fellow like-minded poets
  1. Date: 10/11/2013 11:59:00 AM
    Interesting piece. Love your work and keep them coming. Welcome to poetry soup... Stay blessed.

    Hlabisa Avatar Sizwe Hlabisa
    Date: 10/30/2013 2:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Boitumelo. I am honoured. This poem was inspired by a work colleague who asked me in general terms what love was and it got me thinking. I wanted to raise the same question with deductive logic. Cannot wait to read your poems
  1. Date: 10/3/2013 10:38:00 AM
    Sizwe , Your first poem on the soup is excellent for the readers!! Stopping by with a nice, sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best when it comes to your poems. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you like. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND". Hugs* SKAT

  1. Date: 10/2/2013 5:31:00 PM
    A wonderful poem,welcome to poetrysoup. I believe u will find here a safe haven where u can unleash ur potentials. Wishing u the best in poetry!

  1. Date: 10/2/2013 11:09:00 AM
    Welcome to P-Soup, Sizwe ! - Nice to read your first poem here. - Hope you will have much pleasure to be with us. - Wishing you good luck - have a nice day! - Comment on the poetry of others and they will comment on yours. - My first greeting to you from Norway / / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 10/2/2013 10:42:00 AM
    Very expressive, Sizwe ,A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. Dropping by to invite you to my latest contest. You will find the contest page on the top left hand side* -Looking forward in following and reading your poetry. Hope to hear from you soon. You will enjoy the community, we are one big happy family. (Drama & Love. LOL) ~ Take Care!! From: your new poet friend @-> LINDA <-@