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Irreconcilable Paradox

I wandered looking for an Abel and a Cain Finally the journey ended in me. As honey in a bee’s comb and venom in its sting, From man’s heart, spring nectar and poison While being an incarnation of gentleness, A sleeping dragon lies within. Sometimes a thousand stars litter my sky More often life darkens into a starless night Even when a ray of goodness lights There is an inner darkness that bites The hands that are extended to embrace in love Turn into tentacles that bind to choke A savior and an assassin cohabit in me The sweetness shown is in stark contradiction, To the daggers that are hidden within Even when I ardently preach deliverance I turn my face from the convulsions of grief And laugh at another’s punching pain Sometimes I become an oasis In the panting sterility of the desert Sometimes a snare to trap the guileless And pull them headlong into the abyss of death From a fairy God mother, the transition To an evil Witch is rather unpremeditated How fast love thistles into hatred And admiration stoops into jealousy In this strange world and in each one’s life, Such irreconcilable paradoxes abound We have an erratic mindscape That changes shape every now and then When we speak of good and bad Aren’t we showing traits of both? Thus we are walking contradictions Of a Yin and Yang of no judicious proportion! Feb. 16.2022 ~ Placed FIRST~ This or That. Vol.10. Poetry Contest Sponsor –Edward Ibeh

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Date: 3/2/2022 8:56:00 PM
Congrats on your well-deserved win, Valsa! I certainly relate to the moral tug of war within. You assemble a magnificent array of fresh imagery to convey your message. Thank you and be well! :-)
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Date: 3/2/2022 3:26:00 PM
Heartiest congratulations on your top win in my contest, Valsa:-) Such a magnificent write. You always floor me with your writes!
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Date: 3/2/2022 8:05:00 PM
Thank you so much Edward.... ! I feel immensely honored ! The results of your weighty contests are eagerly looked by everyone. I feel equally humbled ! Thanks for giving me this chance ! Stay blessed , dear friend !
Date: 2/19/2022 9:49:00 AM
Perfectly true. Jeremiah the prophet said this more than 2,500 years ago. And James chapters 4 and 5 are so ering indeed: Desires & unfulfilled lives create darkness & hate. He urged: seekcwisdom fro above, not worldly wisdom. Shalom Peace Sis
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Date: 2/19/2022 5:51:00 AM
Valsa, you've composed an incredibly exquisite poem. These locutions involve a hatful of analysis, which you convey with grace. Paradox can be realized in all features of life, and it produces one to rethink what is obvious to be in objection to one's beliefs.
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Date: 2/18/2022 6:24:00 AM
It is good that from time to time we do some self-examination. None of us are perfect, and it's so easy to judge others whilst forgetting about our own defects. Best regards // paul
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Date: 2/17/2022 1:31:00 PM
Your title says it all very well, but enjoyed! Aloha!
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Date: 2/17/2022 5:27:00 AM
Much exploration in these lines you so ably deliver, Valsa. Paradox is around every corner of life and it makes one pause and think about what appears contradictory.
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