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The Paradox

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JohnDoe82
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0 posted 08-05-99 09:38 AM       View Profile for JohnDoe82   Email JohnDoe82   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JohnDoe82

The Paradox

Emotions are not for the weak,
And logic is just for the meek,
The two are unalike, and yet,
The lack of one is quite a debt.

A man with logic will prevail,
But without love his heart will fail,
Without a heart his life is dead,
But with a heart he's lost his head.

This is the truth that now is found,
The law by which all men are bound,
The two cannot exist as one,
And yet they must or life is done.

A medium cannot be found,
The search for it just brings us down,
This paradox is key to life,
And source of all internal strife.

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1 posted 08-05-99 10:06 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

I think love is very logical... why shouldn't we seek someone who makes us whole... who makes us better than we were before... who gives our life meaning instead of mere existence? Why shouldn't we embrace them if we're lucky enough to find someone who cares not for the mask we wear in public or the money we make but for our character, our heart, our beliefs, our spirit? Love appears illogical when we welcome its imposters... when we mistake instant gratification for a long term commitment, when our desire is for tonight rather than a lifetime.

Sorry... but your poem made me think... (and I don't do that often *G*)... good job!
DreamEvil
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2 posted 08-05-99 10:11 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

I find this piece to be quite humorous, considering the tug-of-war between logic and emotion.

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Shall I indulge in flights of fancy hampered by clipped wings?
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elvira
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3 posted 08-05-99 02:19 PM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

an extremely well-written poem...i thoroughly enjoyed it, content, meter, rhyme, and all...bravo!...Welcome JohnDoe

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Andrew Scott
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4 posted 08-05-99 02:40 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Very well done! I definitly agree with Lady E. Welcome to the neighborhood and hope to read more. Thanks for sharing this fine piece.
Nan
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5 posted 08-05-99 07:41 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Ah yes, indeed - The most CONSISTENT thing about my life is that it's SUBJECT TO CHANGE..... for sure!
angel girl
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6 posted 08-06-99 09:24 AM       View Profile for angel girl   Email angel girl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for angel girl

Also, the only consistent thing in LIFE is change.


[This message has been edited by angel girl (edited 08-06-99).]
sraet
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7 posted 08-06-99 04:15 PM       View Profile for sraet   Email sraet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sraet

I really like this one, thanks for sharing it.
 
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