Saying Goodbye to Ideas

Trapeze artists in circus, lithograph by Calve...
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Two paths
but
only one
fate, brought
together
by an
arbitrary
intellect,
ruined in
philosophical
questioning,
and although
the answer
flows
through his
veins, he’d
sooner pull
out his
own heart
than allow
the reckoning
to be
easy – more love
in reflection
than in
any
actual moment
– not deceiving
the decision
maker just
protecting
an illusion
of personal
glory that
won’t be
found in
this story
but
for mistaken
moments of
misinterpretation
– with only
fear of
rejection
resting in
constant
circulation,
but it is
a protection
that She
allows, and
it doesn’t
matter
how much
he longs
to fall
from
the tight
rope of his
life, for
Her eyes
are in him
and
keep his
feet steady,
ever ready
to give
humiliation
before ever
considering
letting him give
into a worldly
weakness;
two paths may
stand before him
but only one
fate holds him
close.

15 Comments

  1. Often choices are not easy, and sometimes the ‘right’ way is not clear. Your poem made me contemplate the difficulty of finding the right path in life. Thank you.

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  2. Oh thank God, a comment form:) Sreejit, I love this poem……..the trickiness of the tightrope, the steadiness of her eyes….and the two fates only one of which holds him close. No trouble making the right choice, given those alternatives! Wonderful poem!

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