My impression of confliction......

One day the warrior and the next
the scriber
How in the hell can a soul be
so conflicted

Emotions bursting forth from eternal
springs today
then
dry desert tomorrow

One day to night and the fires
continue to burn
No one knows the source
of the fuel we learn

I hate loving to write
and I love the silence of
the burn
such contradictions

Then the long hours
of night when I
would scream and cut a swath
across the sky

To burn and pilage all before me
mired here in this pit
of humanity
and shame

Before the smoke of early dawn
and once
again I bow down to the
pen

What God would affict a soul in such
beauty and then cover him
in thick ice?

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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

"I hate loving to write" wow, Ed! You've summed up some shared feelings here. I get this way when I'm painting and playing music as well.

Thumbs up buddy.


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Ericdierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Thanks. I know I am not alone.


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Petra Vlah 3 years ago from Los Angeles

Everything of value (including writing) comes from non violent conflict. The energy of life itself comes from the need to establish new balances - complete stillness is the essence of death


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS

Now I'm conflicted!

Seriously - it's a side of you I'd not suspected. Thank you for sharing, Ed.

So well done, too.


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embarrett91 3 years ago

I feel the urge to repeat exactly what my father said. Well done, I always really enjoy reading your work :)


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Wayne Barret , Man ! you are that talented ! Music , painting , writing ! Thank you kind sir !


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Eric , Thank you , no sir you aren't alone by any means !


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Petra , thank you sweet lady , I may have to cut this one out and pin it on the wall !......How wise you are .


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Nellieanna , Oh no I've dissapointed you ! , I am just a man my dear wise woman !......:-}


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

embarret , Hello sweety , Thank you so much , I really apreciate that ......Ed


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS

No, no, Ed! Trust me, I'm an optimistic realist and way past easy disappointment in people, even guys! ;-) You're securely ensconced. You'd have to display a lot more dreadful traits to disappoint me! (Please don't feel the need to! This ole heart might not be up to it.)


Beth37 3 years ago

Methinks it wouldn't be such a chore for you if we finally wrote something together. ;)


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. Even the thickest ice melts in late spring.


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Nellieanna , "even guys " lol...You've a funny bone in you ,don't you !.....Hugs


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Beth ! Thank you , maybe we could be famous writers , waiting limos , speaking engagements , mansions of gold inlay, Ahh if only we had a mine to join forces ! We would shake up the entire literary world ! .......hehe


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Gypsy , you are one of those very wise women aren't you .lol Thank you !


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ImKarn23 3 years ago

Cowboy - what you are is uber-multi-dimensional..

it's like being what i call 'OCTO-polar'...

Sometimes, i believe it makes us feel a bit like...well...Sybil...(ya know?)

lol..

my motto is: Be ALL that you can be!

i adore how you self-lambaste - it's absolutely adorable...lol

voting/sharing..


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS

Dear Ed. Refer to my self-description in my reply:

"I'm an optimistic realist. . . "

You're so cute!

;-)


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Nellieanna , You are an angel is what you are ! All I have to do is read the commments people leave you ! And I realize ,I would like to be the writer Nellieanna is ! ......Big ole Texas HUg for you !

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