* Paradox

bird on branch

by Snoron.com

Fear and love seldom
stand, shoulder to shoulder;
Its rare to laugh and
lie in the same breath.

But strength and weakness,
failure and success,
faith and desolation –
they are different ends
of a single stick.

To pick one up
is to receive both poles –
stark contrasts contribute
to a knowledge of the whole.

What is life but growing
wide and deep, so
open from weeping
that opposites, ambiguity,
and a thousand shade
of gray can co-exist
without despair?

Danna Faulds from Go In and In

As we learn to accept it all without despair. ❤️

21 responses to “* Paradox

  1. Its rare to laugh and
    lie in the same breath.
    .
    .
    Wow. Hard to ever hold opposite emotions at the same time. Emotions are so fleeting and ephemeral, why give them much power or importance, no?

    What a wonderful poem!

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