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The Sport of The Inner Man

Updated on November 11, 2010

The Sport of the Inner Man and Woman


It feels as if understanding you is a sport

That occupies my mind more than it should

That tones no muscles, strengthens no bones

That yields more harm than good


I come to you in my adversity

Though I don't know if it is imagined or real

For me you are both Solomon and Ghandi

I've already perceived the way I think that you must feel


In trust that emotion is not your experiment

I unravel myself to my own detriment

And in return you reward my openness

With thoughts that draw me closer to merriment


The merriment of a mind let loose and uncontrolled

A mind that believes that sports like these

Don't furnish everlasting repercussions

As these findings and feelings sink deeper into me


The Sport of the Inner Man and Woman

A game of tennis played with darts

You pull me in and I pull you nearer

Until we've both got bleeding hearts.







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      BenWritings 7 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      Interesting. Very good. I am torn between the meanings of it though. In my mind, I have an idea what I believe it means, yet I feel like there's more to it.

      And, well, I hate to be wrong on that :D

      Nonetheless, I really enjoyed this, especially the first verse. Has some deeper meanings, and a personal touch.

      good work, voted up/awesome

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      chspublish 7 years ago from Ireland

      Hi Surfeitt, lovely lyrical quality here in your poem.

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      caceewalsh 7 years ago from Montana

      This is great! I absolutely love it!

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      Justsilvie 7 years ago

      Liked it very much.

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      Nicky Page 7 years ago from Indiana

      Hi Surfeitt- Had to stop by and read the latest poetry hub. Well done!

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      Christina M. Castro 7 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

      Touching! You are a good poet!

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      Nikki Wicked 7 years ago from Louisiana

      cute i liked it very much.