Opposites

English: Yin yang picture Español: Yin yang

English: Yin yang picture Español: Yin yang (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In a dream it seems that I awoke
In wakefulness I’ve slept
In my loss I found that I have gained
In relinquishing, I’ve kept

Touch the heart of unreality
Disbelieve what I know is true
In the centre of complexity
Find the simplest pathway through

At this point of contradiction
Find a balance that is right
Seek control through wild abandon
Choose defeat to win the fight

In my hatred finally embrace love
And embittered, I’ll forgive
Through denial now I’ll feast on life
Through my death I start to live

Through reversal find this arrow’s path
And the real from mirrored view
In my solitude, companionship
Through myself I come to You.

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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10 Responses to Opposites

  1. Eric Kovach says:

    Major likage. How serendipitous. I had a dream or a waking dream about opposites last night. I was going to write about it, but now I feel I don’t need to, but I might anyway.

  2. tyroper says:

    Like: “In my hatred finally embrace love
    And embittered, I’ll forgive”

  3. Biocadence says:

    Oh my, oh my… you got me here! I think I love, rather than like! Excuse me, while I read this poem again!

    Annie

  4. rawencounterswithestella says:

    Extremely moving & powerful!! Fantastic job!! 🙂

  5. Jamie Dedes says:

    Ah, the only way we can come to anything: through our selves. Nicely done.

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