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odds and ends~poetry from lifesparadox

Updated on December 14, 2012

The Puzzle of Pain

Will the tears ever stop falling, do you get lost in the pain?

Can the mind ever be at ease, or is this an evil game?

Confusion takes hold and its power trip is strong.

You can ask the heart to grow colder. Has it been frozen all along?

The answers are well hidden or may be just impossible to retain.

Are these the questions that drive you crazy, or the ones that keep you sane?

© COPYRIGHT March 2012 by lifesparadox

Friendship is a wonderful tool
Friendship is a wonderful tool | Source

Every Little Sometime

Sometimes I cry with you,

when you don’t even know that you’re


Sometimes I smile for you,

because you don’t realize that you


Sometimes I sing you a song,

although your ears are not listening.

Sometimes I laugh at you,

so that you will find the anger inside.

Sometimes I stand up to you,

when you've fallen to your knees.

Every little sometime means,

through love I’m always your friend.

© COPYRIGHT March 2012 by lifesparadox

Nelumbo nucifera
Nelumbo nucifera | Source
Indian Lotus, Sacred Lotus, seed head
Indian Lotus, Sacred Lotus, seed head | Source


You’re asked

You step in

With only one foot

You’re needed

You step through

Cautiously one leg then another

You’re wanted

You jump eagerly

Whole body and soul

You’re questioned

You plant your heart

Deeply developing a core

You’re claimed

You become well grounded

Owning comfort as security

You’re ignored

You allow roots to loosen

Nurturing is lacked

You’re forgotten

You slowly stumble backwards

Pulling earth along with you

You’re impaired

You void existence

Disintegration lies beneath

You’re replenished

You salvage your step

A renewal of life unfolds

You’re reunited

You decline the obscure

For you crawl with just a seed

© COPYRIGHT March 2012 by lifesparadox


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  • cleaner3 profile image


    6 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

    I am glad you got the gist of my compliment. oops,

    but a beautiful woman who wants to read ALL of my poetry is a compliment, to your dedication to poetry in general. Feel free to contact me any time.!!

  • lifesparadox profile imageAUTHOR


    6 years ago from USA

    Thank you cleaner3 for the comments and compliments, they are greatly appreciated. Maybe someday my work will be incomparable, unless that is what you ment to type : ) I will definitely leave you comments when I read your hubs. I will read ALL of your poetry even the ones about love

  • cleaner3 profile image


    6 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

    wow, your poetry is camparable to any. full of expression, this is what poetry is !! I love your work and now I will follow you. I only ask you to leave me a comment , good or bad when you visit my hub and read my poetry for I will always do the same for you and that is how you build a following. but I mostly like too writ e love poetry so it can tend to get boring. But it is usually intended for beautiful women such as you!!!!

    Love you Always


  • lifesparadox profile imageAUTHOR


    6 years ago from USA

    Thank you so much! Your comment means a lot to me :)

  • carolinemd21 profile image

    Caroline Marie 

    6 years ago

    Beautiful poetry! Voted way up.

  • lifesparadox profile imageAUTHOR


    6 years ago from USA

    Debbie, thank you so much, your comment is very inspiring to me. I have always written straight from my thoughts and heart. Glad to know that we think alike in these ways. I really enjoy writing and was always afraid to move forward with it due to rejection. Finally, I said to myself "who cares, I'm doing what I love to do the most and doing it for me and anyone who wants to read it." Again, thank you for the comment, voting up and sharing!

    Warmest wishes


  • Deborah Brooks profile image

    Deborah Brooks Langford 

    6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

    wow.. Hello.. welcome to Hub Pages. You write poetry like I think ,, this is beautiful

    I am voting way up and I am sharing.




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