compromise

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compromise

spirit houses, flawed inherently
a summation of internal conflict
ever radiate bruising sentiment
make enemies without intent

stubborn righteousness wars
with unfamiliar sanctimony
in battles of futility
to mutual destruction

veiled inner turmoil concealed
beneath manners and consideration
civilized social contrivances
to smooth these dark passages

accommodations made
to different way
reasonable tolerance
to save the day

mutual agreements
of compromise
safe middle ground
comprised of lies

but still, there are lines
starting lines
finish lines
lines in the sand
lines

that should never be crossed
like the line that divides
right from wrong

what is right?
what is wrong?
who's to say?
man?
or God?

my line - razor thin
dance on it
pirouette

blithely pretend it does not exist
but you'll know
you've crossed it
when we end

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StandingBear commented on compromise

08-01-2011

TenderPoison, as always...your fine writing pertaining to deeply scarred... innermost realities of life are awesome! You've hit upon a subject that is all too real for many!

When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the USA

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