Jul 7, 2012

56 LIFE

Life is a paradox

Multifaceted,
Systole and diastole.
It's a sequence of experiences with complex fluctuations.
It can be breathtakingly suburb,
Hellishly masticating,
Sensuously intoxicating,
Atrociously devastating
It is a maelstrom combination of
The good;
The bad,
The sublime;
The ridiculous,
The ugly;
The elegant,
The love;
The hate,
The passion;
The Indifference,
The lessons;
The warnings,
The ideology;
The depravity
All eloquently intertwined,
Exposing our humanity
Constantly exigent,
Taxing the psyche,
Vacillating confidence;
Threatening to dismantle hard earned faith,
Courage and dignity
Life is a paradox;
A complex harmony of realities,
Juxtapose in a melodic symphony to maintain sanity
 
COMMENTARY
I wrote this piece in 2005 based on my life experiences and observations and other people’s experiences that were shared with me or witnessed by me. You know what I have discovered, that it all of it still holds true as evidence by my experiences since and for the past few months and weeks. It has been a roller-coaster ride of the entire above poem.
 
Am I still sane, the answer is a resounding yes though not without battle scares peppering my psyche. The good news? I am still capable of deep soulful laughter, can still create heart rendering songs from my spirit, see the blessings in everyday in spite of the challenges that come my way and I can still respond, “I am blessed,” when asked, “how are you,” and mean it.
 
My recommendation to you when life takes you on a journey you neither signed up for or want? Hold on, keep the faith, keep your head up, keep getting up, keep pushing through and forward and continuously be like air and rise every single time your knees buckle regardless of and in spite of.

56 comments:

  1. mmmmmmmmmm…….ma….makoolieo dudette! seem like you wrote it just for me! i love it

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    1. glad you can relate, thanks for stopping by.

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  2. yo diss entry is craxi……u could say it’s on point…a lot ov people try to explain ish through sentences…but u got to the core of it with single words..it’s good.

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    1. Thanks, good to know it spoke to you in a way that is clear and understandable.

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    1. lol, lol, lol, I'll take that thanks

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  4. Life...All eloquently intertwined, and your recommendations are right one : Keep the faith, keep your head up, keep getting up, keep pushing forward and continuously be like air and rise regardless of, in spite of.

    Thanks for sharing.I like it when I come here, always an opportunity to pick some words of wisdom. Stay blessed dear!

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    1. Thank you for always coming and keeping the dialogue moving. Its always a pleasure to read from you.

      Blessings right back atcha!

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  5. I am holding on and keeping the faith. Great post!!

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    1. Good because giving up is not an option

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  6. So true and beautifully said. My neighbor is going through more trials and agonies than anybody should have to face, but she keeps a stiff upper lip and keeps slogging along hoping things will brighten up later. I sure hope so.

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    1. One has to believe there is light at the end of the tunnel for no one desires to wade through darkness forever.

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  7. Awesome stuff. Powerful sentiments. All true of course and will remain so for another 1000 years. Have a great Sunday !

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    1. Very true.
      You have a blessed day as well

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  8. It is a positive message and I like your attitude.There is a lot to learn from here.thanks

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    1. Thank you my friend. It is always lovely to get your view on things. There is a lot of negativity in the world,one has to do what they can to combat its impact on our souls.

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  9. Great Post a lot to learn from your Poem. I try to stay strong and hold my head up high, even when life delivers blows. Always thankful for every day I am here.

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    1. Staying strong is the key though at times doing just that is the challenge.

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  10. I think its all in there. Nice Write Up Rhapsody. :)

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    1. Thank you Darling. I trust you are doing well?

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    2. Yes Rhapsody,very well.. trust you are too and enjoying the heat :)

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    3. i don't know about enjoying. I am moving through remembering always to say thank you even when am complaining.

      Thank you for letting me know how you doing Darling, its real good to know you doing very well.

      much love....
      smooches

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  11. Reminds me of that song, "I still have joy; after all I've been through, I still have joy". Life may be filled with challenges, but the joys are also there... We've just got to keep staying strong in the face of every challenge because, even though "weeping may endure for the night, joy (is set and sure) comes in the morning"

    - LDP

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    1. very true sentiments - joys within challenges. hmmmm, thank you for sharing your wisdom.

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  12. "Be like air and rise" - LOVE it because it is so true. And you are living proof. Thanks for the encouragement, and be encouraged too.

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  13. Great words Rhapsody! I guess you said it all with those words. Nice work!

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    1. Thank you, its been a while. I trust life is treating you kind?

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  14. Beautiful sis! We go through ups and downs and in each experience we learn something new. Grateful for life no matter what and thank you for reminding me! May GOD continue to keep you sis. Blessings...

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    1. Well we hope we learn from it and with that learning comes clarity and the wisdom to know how and when to apply lessons learnt.

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  15. Even with all the complexities of life I'm grateful to be among the living! Very well said Rhapsody.

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    1. hmmmmm....i am too even when am complaining.

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  16. My first visit and I feel honored. Your thoughts are refreshing and makes one think. Yes life indeed is a paradox with its trials and tribulations. Yet at our deepest levels it is free of imperfections and is eternal bliss. Let the inward journey begin :)

    Cheers & good wishes,
    Namaste

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    1. Namaste & welcome, thank you for sharing your thoughts with me. Please come again. I will let the inward journey to begin, thanks.

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  17. Life is indeed a journey...it will be smooth, rough, rugged, but the most important thing is to get to one's destination.
    well said sistah.

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    1. Which begs the question: What is the destination? Is it the same for all of us? do we all have our own unique course/path to fulfill?

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  18. Absolutely love this, a truthful expression on your behalf. I also agree that it's essential for all to keep pushing, to keep moving forward.

    Really good stuff.

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    1. I absolutely and wholeheartedly agree.

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  19. Another amazingly wonderful piece of poetry, very powerful! I agree with and especially like your summary...'Hold on, keep the faith, keep your head up, keep getting up, keep pushing through and forward and continuously be like air and rise every single time your knees buckle regardless of and in spite of...'

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    1. Thanks, yeah at times its the only mantra that gets you through and motivate you to get up and move.

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  20. Sometimes we need to stop analyzing the past. Stop planning the future. Stop trying to figure out precisely how we feel .. stop deciding with our mind what we want our heart to feel and sometimes we just have to go with "whatever happens... happens". For myself, I prefer to just take the days and moments as they come and hope that I will have more good moments then bad. I remember seeing on a poster somewhere "...If today was perfect there would be no need for tomorrow..." Made me stop and think. At that moment I realized, I don't need perfect days/moments. So here's to the moments when we don't think about right or wrong, where we just live, cross our fingers and hope for the best.

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    1. hmmmmm,very provactive wisdom share, thank you, there are some very good merits here, worth considering.

      Thanks for stopping by, its been a while, I trust you are well?

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    2. Yes ma'am. I am being a good. Feeling good. And I do hope that you can say the same.

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    3. oh that is good to read and know as for me i am blessed though life is not without its barb wires and spikes in the road, as for being good, i always am.

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  21. I must look-up diastole and systole. Think they’re botanical terms for some reason, but that may not mesh in the poem, content-wise.

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    1. hmmmmm.....ok, thank you for that, i'll look into it.

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  22. Great piece Island Girl!
    Hope all is well thanks for stopping thru my neighborhood.
    Peace,
    Tenthltr2u

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  23. Indeed its very often…paradoxes is truth

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  24. though i can’t understand all the words i can get the main point ,it is a great poem.

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    1. Ah but Eric you did understand, you don't need to decipher everyone to know the meaning of the piece. Just shows how brilliant you are.

      thank you for coming, your time and participation.

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    1. haha...
      whatever works my friend, whatever works

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