Treasure Island

Danny Draper

(14 July 1963 / Kiama, New South Wales, Australia)

Sonnet for inconsistency


There lies a real imbalance barely seen
With destruction and creation unclean,
The energy between has no connect
Proportions physics truely disrespect.
A child will take nine months to grow and thrive
But in an instant it can fail and die,
A house may take a year til lock up stage,
But a home by fire quickly can be razed.
Forests will toil millennia to grow,
But by machines of man in days will go,
Cultures will develop over aeons
But by invaders hands will soon be gone.
There lies herein a disconnect most real,
Or one detached from physics, that we feel.

Danny Draper 1/6/2014

Submitted: Sunday, June 01, 2014

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I have long pondered the following, and still am not at ease with its myriad imbalance.

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  • Valerie Dohren (8/1/2014 3:03:00 PM)

    True, it takes a long time to build, but an instant to destroy - goes as much for human relationships as for physics. Excellent Danny. (Report) Reply

  • Anthony Di''anno (7/19/2014 10:19:00 AM)

    An insightful write Danny,

    The fact that we know the fragility of life can be torn asunder without warning, doesn't stop us from hating and harming each other. Which is a pity.

    Well penned. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (6/17/2014 7:49:00 AM)

    So very true......! Creation is a very long process.... but destruction can happen sometimes in the split of a second...! Who can bridge this imbalance...? ? ? How great it would have been if it were the other way round! Enjoyed! (Report) Reply

  • Susan Lacovara (6/1/2014 8:56:00 AM)

    Ever navigating the imbalances, searching for reasoning to understand the reality of fragility....An eye-opening write that reminds us out what a tight rope we walk....Wonderful how you make us wonder! PEACE (Report) Reply

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