My Paradox

October 14, 2011
By Marissa Kelly BRONZE, Babson Park, Massachusetts
Marissa Kelly BRONZE, Babson Park, Massachusetts
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Tomorrow when I wake,
And find the will to stand,
I've beaten all my logic,
And fulfilled our silly plan.

For sometimes in the morning,
And those wee times of the night,
I contemplate the universe
And the smallness of my life.

Often it is difficult,
To accept these terms of scale, Because we want to be important,
A significant detail.

But from ashes to ashes,
And from dust to dust,
Our only remaining lifeline,
Will be the memory we trust.

So tomorrow when I wake,
And stumble to my feet,
I'll have done myself a justice,
With intellectual defeat.

The author's comments:
Often people struggle with their general purpose, and my mind has always wandered and wondered about my place in the world. This poem illustrates my frustration with the collision of logic and human behaviour, specifically with trying to understand how we continue to live with purpose despite our seemingly insignificant value in the universe.

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Blaker GOLD said...
on Oct. 17 2011 at 3:21 pm
Blaker GOLD, Portland, Maine
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Loved it! The rhyming was suttle but a really great touch.

on Oct. 16 2011 at 10:30 pm
BeautysBeast GOLD, Okinawa, Other
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Favorite Quote:
BETTER TO BE YOURSELF AND BE NOBODY THAN BE SOMEONE ELSE AND SOMEBODY ;)

love the rhyme scheme and the point it gets acrossed good job keep it up

TheTaheen said...
on Oct. 16 2011 at 3:49 pm
I never thought anyone else could possibly share this same philosophical sentiment, but I was wrong. Excellent piece

on Oct. 15 2011 at 8:32 pm
SassyJones GOLD, Los Altos Hills, California
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Favorite Quote:
"We make our fourtunes, and we call them fate" earl of beaconsville.

I really appreciate this piece. When i read it out loud i was almost moved to tears. 

on Oct. 15 2011 at 7:22 pm
FangPoet DIAMOND, Wichita, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
"I am yours as long as you are mine."

"Teenagers are in the forest of bad ideas an hormones."

"Your everything i want but nothing i need."
"I hate you so much ... i love you".

"Its the ugliest cute thing ever"!

"Everything is cute in its own way

In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two. - Erich Fromm

Wow i think this really reaches out to a huge audience.


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