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Between Polarities
by Peter Paton
Tuesday, June 14, 2005
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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Between Polarities

A soft summer breeze
gently stirred the willow trees
silken silence swept the lawn
and my heart felt
the ache of alienation
as I pondered the outcome
in all its forms
knowing you
knowing me
magnets of attraction
polarities of repulsion
slivers of love
carefully chosen
sometimes given
sometimes witheld
by reasons obscured
in the grain of complexity
forever buried
in that cell we retain
where sanity reigns
with anonymous name
designed to protect
from future pain
inflicted by intent
conflicted with error
there goes another
swallow on the wing
flighting its way
from meridian to zenith
losing its way
in the maelstrom of life
sensing its direction
is distorted by possession
realising there is nothing
that remains but love
a chipmunk disturbs
my train of thought
bringing me back
to reality again
as your heart hardens
beneath a cloud of dark
relinquishing the tenous grip
of love divine
as I clung to the memories
of what we once had
a brief moment balanced
on poles of providence
threatened our existence
by extremes of emotion
two wills combating
for supremecy foretold
and just when it seemed
that all was lost
deliverance entered
in a guise untold

Copyright by Peter Paton 2005

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Between Polarities

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Reviewed by Divinity 11
Interesting indeed..........vying for supremecy, it's what fragments everything and we find ourselves in a world of lost and fragmented pieces
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers
Peter,
I wasn't sure until the very end that there was going to be a survivor, but I'm glad and grateful there was!
Wonderfully penned emotions!

Lisa
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
A captivating piece, Peter, with a marvelous ending.
Reviewed by jude forese
your transition of images make a much inspired poem ...
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Your poems are always so full of meaning.
I hope all is well as the ending seems to imply!
Superb write!
Reviewed by George Carroll
You had me going on this write but I'm glad it ended well. Superb
Reviewed by Lori Moore
A wonderful poem.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
Great expressions of turmoil, and how when all seemed lost, bang it came together unexpectedly. Enjoyed the telling. Nicely done Peter...
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