+10-10=0 Poem by Marieta Maglas


Rating: 4.8

If we combined
The perfectly good and the perfectly evil,
We would obtain the imperfection.
If we took a piece of paradise
And a piece of hell to gather them together,
Our souls would become less beautiful,
Because the truth would swallow the lie, and
The absolute truth would become relative.
If our love swallowed our hatred,
We would love each other less than usual.
If we formed an amphora,
While trying to find the absolute truths
In a new and perfect love for Him,
We would need all our faith to remove
All the lies and all our hatred from us.
If our lies and our hatred
Became two trenchant weapons,
And if we chose Lucifer for hitting
Our relative truths,
They would mathematically fall to become
Downright uncertainties.
The wounded love would disappear from us,
And we would turn into new salt stones
As Lot's wife turned while seeing Sodom burning...
If our truth was equal with our lie,
And our love was equal with our hate,
We would become absolutely nil persons,
While dying slowly and while melting ourselves
In nothingness,
While the absolute truth and the absolute lie
Are in no touch.
The reason to save the self
And to search for the purity,
Is that their arguments are always perfect....

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Saturday, June 6, 2009
Topic(s) of this poem: truth
Prasanna Kumari 04 December 2012

the words flow with so much reality bringing out the truth of life...

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Kevin Patrick 21 September 2016

This is as much a grand philosophical debate, as it is a grand poetic expression, one inherent faucets of humanity is the inherent duality of our nature, to which we confer under those moral banner terms of good and evil, we really cannot have one without the other. Even though we know longer live in the predominate age of religion, so much of our culture is influenced by the terminology of good and evil, in some ways I think this is not wrong, if we took the extreme of living in a world based on the pure hard logic of facts we would lose the faculty of our capacity to have true passion for life, good and evil are the wonderful absurdities of being a human being. Trying to equate both on a same level to neutralize them only inhibits the capacity of what makes a human, but if we balanced the scale with love and reason the truth would never be hurt.

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Paul Amrod 24 August 2016

But, we must shun the evil and embrace the good was a comment about your incredibly sober way of looking at our existence. Without a sort of blind faith for the possiblilty of a positive personal assessment of tragedies we are frozen in depresssion. With newer thoughts and alternatives the human beings can grasp and nuture themselves further. Believe me: I am 65 years on this planet and optimism was a gorgeous entity from which I survived, False optimism is another fashion of darkness.Paul

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Edward Kofi Louis 06 April 2016

While dying slowly. Nice piece of work! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Aishwarya Sriram 25 January 2016

Really good thought... People say good and evil are two sides of the same coin.. if both of it were to be equal.. then love and hatered would cancel out.. truth and lie would cancel out... fantasy and reality would cancel out..! !

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A B Faniki 18 September 2019

A very creative piece. The images are captivating. Thanks for sharing such brilliant poem

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Dr Dillip K Swain 07 May 2018

If our love swallowed our hatred/We would love each other less than usual......lovely poetic expression! Appreciated your idea of plus and minus! (10)

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Perdita Young 05 May 2018

I love this poem. The world would have to go back to Chaos if things were again mixed together.10++++++ Perdita.

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Truth is always covered with a cup used to drink wine. Beautiful poem

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Akhtar Jawad 02 April 2018

An unique and interesting poem.

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Marieta Maglas

Marieta Maglas

Radauti, Judet Suceava, Romania
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