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The Clashing of Will

Updated on July 15, 2016

The Clashing of Will

By Tony DeLorger © 2011

How complex the circumstance of human strife,

the clashing of wills lighting up the darkness with sparks alive.

Each argument justified, each action sanctified,

belief a powerful aphrodisiac to contention.

How self-assured we are to claim right in all we believe,

never a doubt to stain the pages of our lives.

Stubborn in action, defiant in stance we cling to righteousness,

our perspective blinkered by ignorance and self-centeredness.

Consideration of another view never taken,

we collide with truth and cast it aside for our own purpose.

Conflict is not just an event but a way of life,

a vacillating action out of habit rather than thought.

Harmony is often a lost cause, an irresolute potential,

driven to ground by the puffed chests of ego.

Scrambling for firm footing, we maintain our life plots,

resisting the wills of others in preservation.

Our reticence for accord is blindness to an extremity,

the value of peaceful connection somehow lost.

Why must we hold tightly this power of will,

when love and happiness resides in abandoning it.

Why must we be so stubborn?


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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks for reading Apostle Jack

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      Apostle Jack 6 years ago from Atlanta Ga

      For every no,there is a yes,and to every yes there is a no.Good and evil,right and wrong will always clash.

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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Don't we all Hattie. It's change, disrupting the statis quo. Thanks for reading.

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      HattieMattieMae 6 years ago from Limburg, Netherlands

      ha ha this has been my question for the last year! Stubborness! Like a mule never moving, but I've tugged and tugged. lol I become stubborn myself and become a fool at times! :)