When does the tide of unreasonable anger
start boiling up inside you with terrible minded

Is it when you try to protect yourself from
mysterious contradictions of love, hate, and fear?
Is that when love, hate and fear dispatch themselves
into a single meaning?

Survival is stark, necessary and routine.
Outrage and grief will have to come later.

The contradictions after-all, may be
the clearest path to truth.

© 2011 DiAnne Ebejer

For my friends at Ambrosia; Reflections in Writing & Art who recently brought this little poem back to life once again.


About DiAnne Ebejer

I am retired and live on the East coast of Florida where I spend much of my time reading, playing with photography and trying to write some "poetry and then some" at dianneebejer.wordpress.com. I care deeply about many things and wish there was much more love and compassion in this world today. I also have a part time blog "Thought You Might Like This" diannesthingsat.wordpress.com used for special projects and occasional things of interest
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2 Responses to When?

  1. And sometimes putting off feelings of rage disrupts survival. Great poem, DiAnne


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