Saturday, March 19, 2011

Writer's Island: Inseparable

Photo from Writer's Island

Good and Evil
Amid life’s changing town
two escalators stand side by side
one moving up, the other down,
which one will you ride?

If to descent is your preference
a path to hell will follow you,
insanity, indifference
free will a tainted view.

Perhaps aspiring ascension
allures your self-control,
a certain fourth dimension
faithful filling hole.

Crazy hubbub, endless dream
good and evil inseparable
tie-binding thread a mighty seam
eternal outcome debatable.

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anthonynorth said...

You've captured the relationship between the two. Great words.

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

What a clever take on that prompt!

Tilly Bud said...

What an interesting response to the prompt. I like it.

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

agree with your sentiment, well penned,

mine is up.
Happy Monday,
join poetry potluck if you can.

Rob Kistner said...

I liked where you went with this...

rob kistner
Image & Verse

Unknown said...

That last stanza so succinctly describes the true human condition! Here is my response:

Templeton's fury said...

i loved the metaphor you weave here

Jim Swindle said...

I'll probably look at the escalator in the mall differently next time, since I read this.