Jason Danner


Duality - Poem by Jason Danner

The sun rises
And glistens
Somebody surmises
And whispers
Some people are higher
But others are the difference

But to a child
In the system
It’s hard to hear the difference
If all you do is listen
Impossible to see the resemblance
If you only use your vision.

People are different
Some wiser
And some ignorant
There are misers
And the generous
The Kaisers
And the peasants
There are liars
And the innocent
Those of us hard-wired
And those turned to pilgrims
The wild and wicked
But some just magicians.

But to a child
In the system
it’s hard to hear the difference
If all you do is listen
Impossible to see the resemblance
If you only use your vision.

The scale of barterers,
Is in their decisions
There are martyrs and victims,
Crusaders on missions,
Rulers and their decisions,
Populations with provisions
A system of divisions
Based on pigment,
wealth, and religion.

There are those who want homogeny
But others that support dichotomies.
Those who support ideologies
Others who want better for their progeny.


But to a child
In the system
it’s hard to hear the difference
If you only listen
Impossible to see the resemblance
If you only use your vision

Every man is measured
But we all get measured different
Some of us in inches
Others by their forgiveness
Some for their needs
and some by their deeds.
Some with their gold
Others by their debt
The people that we hold
And the ones we never met
Some who will fold
And others that will bet
Those of us bold
And others with regrets.
Some of us are molds
But we are all just silhouettes

Topic(s) of this poem: duality, knowledge


Poet's Notes about The Poem

I have this fledgling belief that we can all team up to do something greater, however we are all different, albeit we are all also the same. When you are growing up, you tend to just take teachers, adults, grown-ups at their words and based on what you see. And for an inquisitive person like myself it was never enough. And as I grew older, I questioned more and more. But i always wondered about people who didn't question anything. Can they tell that some people are liars, that some people who seem bad are really good, and some people who come off as good are just bad. And we are in democracy were we rule, but to many people it seems like we have no say. So who really rules, that which is true, or that which we believe.

Comments about Duality by Jason Danner

  • Kelly Kurt (8/28/2015 6:15:00 PM)


    Always question everything, Jason. Always!
    I enjoyed your poem. Thanks
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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 28, 2015



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