Posted by: Ron DuBour | September 28, 2017

Duality Dilemma~by Paul F. Lenzi


 

 

Duality Dilemma

dual

“Duality of Man” by Care Vaughan

the quantum exists
as a conflict of natures
warm oscillant wave
versus
cold static particle

either or both or
some something of each
then or now then
perhaps then again

man as well
lives a conflict
a body and mind
he’s the thing and the
thought of the thing

either or both or
some something of each
then or now then
perhaps then again

metaphysical
self-contradiction
conspicuous tenants
inhabit bicameral
structures of soul

either or both or
some something of each
then or now then
perhaps then again

good and evil
propensities
vying for dominance
craving the spirit and spine
of alacrity

either or both or
some something of each
then or now then
perhaps then again

ever changeable
products of choice
making one or another
assertion of will
independently tandem

either or both or
some something of each
then or now then
perhaps then again

decisions made
moment by moment
from womb to the tomb
moving character
constant in flux

either or both or
some something of each
then or now then
perhaps then again

just one man
solid flesh and blood
binary entity
thinking his way into
virtue or vice

either or both or
some something of each
then or now then
perhaps then again

is he sinner or saint
which poor simplified cert
will outlast him
define him in
pale incorporeal words

either or both or
some something of each
then or now then
perhaps then again

the monstrosity
sleeps behind
beautiful eyes
the brute in closed palm
of the tendermost hand

either or both or
some something of each
then or now then
perhaps then again

all that’s loved and most feared
by all men in each man
an abstract dichotomy
pressing dilemma
on those who would judge

*         *        *

“The battleline between good and evil runs through the heart of every man.”

– Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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Responses

  1. thank you for sharing my poem with your readers

    • most welcome always!!


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