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Dan Johnson
© July 13, 2010

Have you ever felt so emotionally drawn to something, anything, anyone, yet you knew that as right as you felt about that “thing” no matter what; you also knew that there was another force at work that says, 'I know who I am, but who I am will always stand lurking, silently in the shadows.' There is no black or white, no right or wrong? That is a conundrum, an enigma, a question within a question…your head and your heart work on separate wave lengths, and for some inexplicable reason, you don’t know why, you just know

My heart beats,
With syncopated sweetness every time you come in view
My head reasons,
You are no good, shouldn’t have a thing to do with you, but like winters blast
Cold winds blow,
Frozen in my steps, can’t go forward, can’t go back.
While calm winds mysteriously go
Messing with my head, dropping in on my dreams, suggesting erotic schemes
Do I go left or do I go right,
Hard to tell, confusion keeps me on the run
Am I wrong, or am I right?
Guess that’s why this love is called…conundrum….


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Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
You drew me right into your thought process and I felt I was experiencing the conundrum with you! Stong poem, good work Dan.
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse
This is explosive Dan!
I mean in a good way too...we all know this
I know it too very well...You have offered us a very
deeply profound piece, definitely for me.
How often we want the "thing" and know it is not
entirely good for us...but we still want it.
It could be even like a drug addiction sort-of...
Thank You for sharing "Conundrum" with us
I myself have not used this word in quite some time
& have not seen it used in an even longer time
May Love's Bounty Keep You
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
I can completely relate to what you have expressed within your verses here, Dan. You have said it well. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by William Bonilla
excellent write Dan
Confusion is becoming part of me lately
must be my medication
no matter how much I try to stay on the ball
I keep bouncing in the wrong direction
Peace be with you

Reviewed by Duke LaRance
This is the best writing I have seen in a long time. Impressive!
Reviewed by Paul Judges
Very well expressed poem, DL
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
Great writing sweet man..always be you..Hugss,much love to you
Reviewed by Jon Willey
Cognitive dissonance D.L. You have described it in poetic style. We cannot hold two conflicting beliefs in our little minds at one time. It is the same emotional conflict we often describe as "buyer's remorse". I like this rendition my friend. May peace and love be always with you. Jon Michael
Reviewed by Kate Burnside
There is always a reason why we are drawn to things, whether by head or by heart, Dan. Life is a journey and sometimes the coming together of time and circumstance will bring us face-to-face with our own quirks and personal "grey areas". All we can do is to respond honestly and learn the lesson and reap the benefit or experience that the moment is teaching us. Confusion is a power-draining place to be; better to take a step in any direction and the integrity of your heart will then tell you when to stop or take a different turn. I like the openness and honesty with which you approach your realities. May your intuition always guard and keep you on the right road of what's good and necessary for you and prevent you from harm or pain. xx
Reviewed by Rose Rideout
Oh yes indeed I have been there a few times dan, great write.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by George Thompson
Let go! Be free! It'll take you where you want (you KNOW you do) want to go.

Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
The little man talks in mysterious ways
Keeping the big man's mind in a haze
Part of the plan be it right or wrong
Is making him decide is it love or dong

Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater
Intuitive and skeptical, Dan...gotta hop right in there. Risk it or get a cold biscuit...Intuition will lead the way, always remember, "When in doubt, don't"...

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