Paradox

November 2, 2016
By definitionoflife GOLD, Sheridan, Wyoming
definitionoflife GOLD, Sheridan, Wyoming
12 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"do or do not. There is no try."
"Normality is a paved road. It's comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it."


One second a day

one day a second

life goes on forever

life went by fast

too much time wasted

not enough time to waste

one second a day

one day a second

 

enough is enough

but there is never enough

we need nothing

we need everything

give more

take more

enough is enough

but there is never enough

 

we conquer fear

fear conquers us

fear nothing

fear everything

protect me

but who'll protect you

we conquer fear

fear conquers us

 

friendship lasts forever

but forever does end

love is eternal

but eternity is is temporary

everyone is with us

but we are truly alone

friendship lasts forever

but forever does end

 

one second a day

one day a second

enough is enough

but there is never enough

we conquer fear 

fear conquers us

friendship is forever

but forever does end


The author's comments:

I was inspired to write this peice because of the end of summer. I looked back over the summer and thought "wow, this went by fast." So I wrote a poem about it. I really hope that people start to think about their life. I hope they take the positive side of the poem though. 


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on Nov. 15 2016 at 12:33 pm
definitionoflife GOLD, Sheridan, Wyoming
12 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"do or do not. There is no try."
"Normality is a paved road. It's comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it."

Thank you.

on Nov. 14 2016 at 10:03 pm
ambivalent GOLD, West Bend, Wisconsin
19 articles 0 photos 180 comments

Favorite Quote:
everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. the worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. [sylvia plath]

The last two lines are my favorite. They gave me shivers!! Your poem is very abstract; I think it might help to use some imagery or description - something you can see, you know? Writing poems with mostly abstract nouns (ex. time, friendship, fear) is very challenging. Overall, good job, and keep writing!

on Nov. 14 2016 at 1:20 pm
definitionoflife GOLD, Sheridan, Wyoming
12 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"do or do not. There is no try."
"Normality is a paved road. It's comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it."

Thank you.

on Nov. 14 2016 at 1:10 pm
emmichaels SILVER, Williamsport, Pennsylvania
8 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A book is a frigate."
Emily Dickinson

I thought your poem was incredibly interesting, and very honest. I'm not sure if you were looking for feedback or not, but I've decided to enclose some anyways :) Simply change your words around. Use spicy adjectives to liven up your writing. Instead of forever, you could use eternal. I do, however, see that you are using recurring words obviously for the style of the poem, and don't find you need adjectives completely. Just try to spice things up a bit. Some grammatical, easily fixed errors were noted too. (Despite that I just needed to use spell check to spell grammatical,) I do see you've written "its" twice in your poem. Some minor fixes and editing are all you need, good job overall, I look forward to seeing more of your work!


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