Tuesday, July 12, 2011

YOUTH

You are my gift…I am your affliction.
You help me claim the parts of myself that I fear most.
With you, I can endure and build my life anew.
But
My survival constantly compels your destruction.
Yet
You live.

-For “One Shot Wednesday” at http://onestoppoetry.com/

13 comments:

  1. Hmmm Very deep. Your settings don't allow me to leave my URL so, I left a link in your comment. Hope that's ok.
    Soul speak

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  2. love the conundrums in this...and sometimes we need not know the answers...

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  3. This is good...I enjoyed it !

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  4. Many people's relationships are this way: glad I'm not in one like that though! An excellent, thought provoking piece.

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  5. ..You help me claim the parts of myself that I fear most..this is just great!

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  6. Yes, this does raise questions, invites reflection. Nice.

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  7. thought-inducing for sure. a very reflective piece. love the way you broke up those last 4 lines: short, long, short, "You live." really adds emphasis.

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  8. This went back and forth like a yin-yang sorts and ended up with thought provoking beauty and power in that! Lovely! :)

    My One Shot ~ A Poetic World

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  9. i like the punch in this a lot. and you handle the subject of youth in a counterintuitive way.

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