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the contradiction

I am a contradiction
today so brave and fearless
tomorrow shy and grave
I flutter by the window
with my purple dress displayed
I dance and pirouhette for you
until my wings give way
the west wind took me by surprise
and swept my breath away
I looked up to the sun
and flew direct a mile
it held me in it’s yellow trance
I felt his warming smile
Ventured yet another
sweat formed on my brow
Closing in was agony
Too close brings on the hour
and weeping at your feet
I gave my last slow breath
the loan of life was all I had
a whispy rasp, then death
Never mind I said
they’ll love me when I’m dead
remember all the good I did
and wrap me in their heads
forget about the faux pas
the messy bits I stuffed
the hardened heart I wore about
ungrateful on my part
remember me as once I was
kind thought not yet departed
in the glory of my youth
as faithful and kindhearted

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  • Corri Gryting Gutzman
    Corri Gryting ...over 2 years ago

    Hugs and love for you. Beautiful poem.
    This reminds me both of a beautiful delicate butterfly and of you…trying to make everyone happy and spread so much beauty around in such a short time.
    Be free. :)

  • aw, thank you for your beautiful response dear Corri….I got misty-eyed xoxox

    – © Karin Taylor

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 2 years ago

    Wonderful, Karin. I was captivated throughout. You are a soulful writer.

  • thank you so much dear Frannie, your response is so kind, it means a lot to me xox

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Matt Penfold
    Matt Penfoldover 2 years ago

    I reckon there’s a contradiction of some kind in most of us Karin, Lovely writing with a delightful rhythm :) x

  • Dear Matt, thank you for making it seem that is true of everyone, I don’t feel so alone, so glad you liked it, just seemed to pour out (as poems do) xx

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Arcadia Tempest
    Arcadia Tempestover 2 years ago

    Those who have no contradiction are those that have bland for breakfast me thinks…. ;O) xxx

  • aw, KarenSue, you always bring out my smile, like the ray of sunshine that you are xox thank you!! x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Angelika Sielken
    Angelika Sielkenover 2 years ago

    beautiful…contradiction=the land where life happens xx :D

  • thank you Angelika, that is so insightful, I’d never thought about it like that….wisdom in your words xox

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Kristy Spring-Brown
    Kristy Spring-...over 2 years ago

    Wonderfully written, once again taken on a melodic journey!

  • thank you dear Kristy, I see your smiling face and think ‘friend’ xox

    – © Karin Taylor

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 2 years ago

    Wonderful write karin. Liz

  • thank you so much dear Liz, I always love to see you when I visit the bub and so appreciate you connecting here with me today xox

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Arco Iris  R
    Arco Iris Rover 2 years ago

    Beautiful Karin. I guess we are all contradictions longing for to be remembered in the end with love. You will be remembered, but hopefully that will be in the very far future. This one I love.

  • thank you so much dear Iris, yes, it’s true, one would like to be remembered fondly and with love……a long time from now, yes…but I often wonder about the length of time we have in which to accomplish things, and sometimes that’s what drives me to work hard to get things done in a hurry I think. I’m so glad you loved this piece.. hugs x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • frozenfa
    frozenfaover 2 years ago

    i agree with Matt, i think many of us have lots of contradictions in us.. some big.. some small.. but i think it makes us us~ Hugs for you, Karin!! X)

  • aw thanks Fa, it’s a strange thing poetry, it pours out and things you didn’t realise you were contemplating, just pour out when you let the flow lead where it will…big hugs for you too my friend xox

    – © Karin Taylor

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 2 years ago

    this is beautiful to read Karin touches the heart! xxx

  • aaw, thank you so much dear Linda (hugs) xox

    – © Karin Taylor

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