one is always
like we juggle our mothers
against our fathers
or one teacher
(only to balance our grade average)
3 grains of salt
to one ounce truth
our sweet black essence
or the funky honkies down the street
and lately i've begun wondering
if you're trying to tell me something
we used to talk all night
and do things alone together
and i've begun
(as a reaction to a feeling)
the pleasure of loneliness
against the pain
of loving you
Balancing, making choices, one over the other, what this life is about. The last part gave me a chill. It's so sad when the person you love chooses to become a wrong one. This poem is more sensible than lovely, more wise than beautiful. It's a dart that goes straight to the heart.
i love this poem. so deeply written with truth in every words penned.. great poem!
This is really a wonderful poem!
lovely.... life is a balance... everything is a balance... even pain
A belated Congrats on POD, Nikki! Very well deserved. A very chilling last stanza. Throughout my life, mine intuitive self had always felt loving relationships coming to an end. And like yourself, I had to prepare myself for the balancing act.
So rich and deep yet simple. Says so much in the most enchanting, far reaching and delicate human way! Loved this.
Congratulations for your poem being selected 'Poem of the Day ' !
Yes, we encounter myriad cases in life when we have to balance between two opposite things.I have also posted a poem namely 'Balancing'.Would you like to read the poem?
Balance everywhere in life is highly desirable.CONGRATS.
you are right, Nikki...everything balances out in the end...