Posted by: Ron DuBour | May 16, 2018

This and That~by Paul Lenzi



This and That


“Balance of Opposition” by Ibrahim Savas Pekdemir

serenity suffers

standing on scales

of off-centeredness

leans to the drag

of a lopsided life

out of plumb

lost of level

deprived equanimity

too much of this

leaves too little of that

without balance

no temper can

modulate tones of

emotional swings

without tug from

dependable keels

every journey

tempts hazard to list

without equipoise

character never stands

upright and virtue

cannot offset vice

cannot neutralize

random embrace

of an ethical drift

overloaded by heft

of an unstable culture

caught up in the speed

of the sweep of some

popular thrill or another

its flywheel stopped

dead in the heart



From my book Small Noise


  1. thank you for sharing my poem with your readers

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