Oxymoronish (a poem of consternation)

Hello...goodbye...
Hello...goodbye...
Wow...its a long way down...
Wow...its a long way down...
I'm always seldom looking with my eyes closed...
I'm always seldom looking with my eyes closed...
I always don't know the right wrongful answer to this hub...
I always don't know the right wrongful answer to this hub...
The sun is so cold...the moon is quite hot...
The sun is so cold...the moon is quite hot...



Clearly with Oxymorons...the bad soon begins...

The worst is left entirely, partially behind,

Foolish wisdom of the many, but of a few...

Virtual reality...as an absence of the mind.


The caricature, once as a doppelganger...

Supportive antagonist...easily seen, as blind.

A true myth...the presence of its absence,

As alone in a crowd...the sweet agony kind.


As to resist anything...except temptation...

Ones unfaithfulness, wrongly, keeps him true,

Deeply superficial in beliefs...so exemplifying,

Wrongful righteousness, as good, being not to do.


This to be definitely a maybe...constantly incapable,

As bright smoke and cold fire...is absolutely unsure,

While feathers of lead fall to the sky...bold lions hide,

The deafening silence, roars timidly...proudly demure.






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I sing with my mouth closed...can't you hear the silence?
I sing with my mouth closed...can't you hear the silence?

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Phyllis Doyle 16 months ago from High desert of Nevada.

I love the frog. I am pondering on your poem, whonu, and will read it again for clarity - although I did enjoy it. It flows nicely and frog adds to the thoughts. Thanks for putting a spark in my lazy brain today. LOL

Voted Up and shared.


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whonunuwho 16 months ago from United States Author

Phyllis my friend...nonsense can be so much fun sometimes. whonu


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AudreyHowitt 16 months ago from California

Ah--clever--and fun


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Ericdierker 16 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Marvelous. How fun is that? Thank you. What a great play with words. We shared that, my little son and I, and laughed to hard.


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whonunuwho 16 months ago from United States Author

I thanks to Audrey and Eric for your nice review. Blessings. whonu


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bravewarrior 16 months ago from Central Florida

Everyday conversation is full of oxymorons and redundancies. I know this is about oxymorons specifically, but one phrase that really irks me is hot water heater. Why would you need to heat hot water? It's a water heater, people! Or reduce it down. Isn't that the direction reduction takes? Down? Sheesh....


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whonunuwho 16 months ago from United States Author

Ashamed that they could not find a better name...oxy-moron.Thanks for stopping by my friend and blessings. whonu


Abundant old soul 16 months ago

I get the silliness. I have to think about his. Thanks for sharing.


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whonunuwho 16 months ago from United States Author

Thank you my friend. whonu


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fpherj48 15 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

who.....I enjoyed this...it's very clever. "Oxymorons" appear and pop up each and every day.....sort of boggles the mind when we hear them. They are elusive too. People barely recognize they've used them.

Some grate our nerves.....and I agree with Sha about redundancies.....Soooo annoying. The one that IRKS me is, "My two twin nephews!"......I always want to smirk and add sarcasm....like, "Oh you have Twin nephews....and there are TWO of them??? What a surprise!!" LOL....UP+++......Very good whonu!


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whonunuwho 15 months ago from United States Author

fpherj48, my friend...it is definitely a maybe that I might, for sure write a similar, but altogether different work. Who knows? Thank you.whonu


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Jodah 15 months ago from Queensland Australia

This was fun whonu, I enjoyed the play on words. The last two lines remind me of one of my favourite albums "The Roaring Silence" by Manfred Mann.


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fpherj48 15 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

whonu....LMAO! Good one! I love it.....Who Knew, whonu?


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whonunuwho 15 months ago from United States Author

Thanks Jodah and blessings on this warm morning. I hope it gave a little humor to all who read. whonu


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Gypsy Rose Lee 15 months ago from Riga, Latvia

Very creative and absolutely delightful.


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whonunuwho 15 months ago from United States Author

I knew, I thought, but then I remembered I forgot...you know you don't know.Know what I mean...whonu


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whonunuwho 15 months ago from United States Author

My thanks to Gypsy and fpherj48 for you sweet comments. whonu


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m abdullah javed 15 months ago

enjoyed the poem, fun coupled with some serious thoughts, great whonu. thanks for sharing.


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whonunuwho 15 months ago from United States Author

Thank you my friend and blessings. whonu


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teaches12345 15 months ago

Very creative writing!


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whonunuwho 15 months ago from United States Author

Thanks teaches and blessings. whonu

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