Contradictions: the poem

Contradictions

Fast food

Slow lanes

Dark thoughts

Bright ideas

False truths

True lies

Happy meals

Angry birds

Hard drives

Soft landings

Hearts are broken

Eyes are fixed.


Everything's a contradiction,

But love endures.

Noah's Dove

It may be raining overhead,

But in my heart it's fine.

Storm and tempest effect me not,

Because I know you're mine.


The sun may scorch the world around,

But in my heart it's cool.

Drought and fire effect me not,

You are my swimming pool.


Evil forces rule the world,

But in my heart is love.

Hate and greed effect me not,

To me you're Noah's dove.

All poems by John Hansen © 2012

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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

Wonderful and I now look forward to so many more. Enjoy your weekend.

Eddy.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Why thank you so much Eddy, glad you enjoyed. Feel free to check out my other poetry hubs 'Love and other Muses', 'Life Is A Circus' and "Verses For The Young At Heart' . I'll go and check yours right now as well, and you have a wonderful weekend too.

Jodah


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida

Very nice selection of poetry, Jodah: truths, humor and inspiration. Thank you.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you drbj,

Just trying to add a bit of variety to my selections. Glad you like it.


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Minnetonka Twin 2 years ago from Minnesota

Great collection of poem's. Voted up and hit many buttons.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

It is so encouraging Minnetonka,

When someone comments that my poetry touches them or means something special to them. Thanks for your comment and votes.


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Nellieanna 2 years ago from TEXAS

You know, don't you, that you have a rare talent for a combination of light airiness with deep, profound meaning? It's so rarely that I can honestly hit all the accolade buttons, but this collection did it for me!

I love them all, but the first one really grabbed my attention. It's not only 'springy' but really makes one think! The little one about the chicken is hilarious and the last one is very deep.

It's so refreshing to see that Jodah's published a hub and to KNOW it will be well worth visiting! Good work!!


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Wow Nellieanna,

That's certainly high praise coming from you. I'm truly honored. Thanks for the continued encouragement.


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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

So very entertaining! Esp the 2nd one--you got my vote!


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks Audrey, want to buy some pre-scrambled eggs?


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Nellieanna 2 years ago from TEXAS

Jodah, I do want you to be encouraged, but it is because you're really THAT good! I'm not an inveterate do-gooder who tries to encourage every writer who's not getting enough attention, by any means. I was pleased and proud to recommend you to a few of my hubber friends, because I knew you wouldn't disappoint!

Other than when some other hubber asked me to, I've only ever done that one time of my own volition previously; - and it was for my beloved stepson, but only because he happens to be very good too. He's been on a lengthy leave from Hubpages, but his site speaks for itself. He's at: http://hubpages.com/@empiremike


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Nellieanna, I checked out Mike's profile and the hubs Redeemed By An Angel and Reach/ Touch. He is a great writer. I'm privileged you consider me that good also. I've got the hub bug and can't stop writing new ones. t's good to have my inspiration back.


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Nellieanna 2 years ago from TEXAS

Yes, Michael is very talented and it often gets lost in the shuffle of living. He's also a phenomenal photographer and lives in Colorado, where there is much beauty to capture.

It was a good mutual exchange when he was active on Hubpages. I hope he'll return. Thank you for reading and letting me hear your response.

I so understand writing constantly when the writing bug bites! But I never fret if it doesn't, knowing it will always return! I do seem to get carried away writing comments on people's hubs all the time, though. Sometimes people say they could be hubs themselves, but that's not how they ARE. They're timely responses to someone's hub or even an e-mail. They're not written to be something else. haha.


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Nellieanna 2 years ago from TEXAS

(ps - He truly did shower me with praise in that one hub, and I appreciate it; but that wasn't why I recommended him to you, though it could seem it was! I had to go over there and check what you'd mentioned reading. blush.)


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wayne barrett 2 years ago from Clearwater Florida

Very entertaining my friend. Your chicken sounds similar to my dog with no legs; I never named him cause he wouldn't come anyway!


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Haha Wayne, I think I had a pup from the same litter. Thanks for visiting.


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starstream 2 years ago from Northern California

Your poems bring sunshine, humor and deep thought. Thanks for your efforts and words which bring smiles.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Those are kind words starstream, if my poems do even half of those things they are worth writing. Thank you for smiling.


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marcoujor 2 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Jodah,

I read your recent hub requesting feedback about potential submissions to contests.

I gravitate towards your poetry/ creative writing because it's quirky and thought provoking. This is a perfect example of what I'm talking about. Your work is never predictable.

It's cool this gentleman is giving you such specific feedback. I respect your diligence and I am keeping fingers and toes crossed that some of your stellar work is accepted. I know at some point soon it will be...I believe in you. Have a beautiful day. Hugs, Maria


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

What a nice thing to say Maria. I do try to keep my writing diverse. I often have no idea what I am going to write about next, it is rarely planned and often happens on the spur of the moment. I am not easily discouraged, so I am just taking the publisher's feedback as a learning experience. I don't want to be seen as a typical technical but boring writer, I want to be "quirky and thought provoking" as you kindly said. I am often bored easily, and I don't want to do that to others. I really appreciate this comment. Have a great day yourself.


Lybrah 2 years ago

These are really fun poems. I enjoyed them.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Good to see you Lybrah, thanks for reading this hub.


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LadyFiddler 20 months ago from Somewhere in the West

LOL sort of crazy and funny :)

Nice Job Jodah

Have a nice day.


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Jodah 20 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you LadyFiddler, glad you found thee funny and crazy. You have a nice one too.

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