My Beautiful Contradiction

My Beautiful Contradiction

A Poem by S. Allison (Ferrante) Sanderson

 

Charismatically awkward and beautifully contradicting at best,
His endless chambers and wayward views set him from the rest,
At first impression, his innocent arrogance is accompanied by a coy sweet,
By second, he's a jack of all trades and destined to be a part of the elite,

 

He is a simple boy that grew into a man and was built by God,
He is just like the others, seemingly normal, nor perfect nor odd,
He is like an invisible feather caught in a brisk afternoon breeze,
His calming affects are unobserved yet wrap the heart with ease,

 

His cunning presence gradually fills the air and is strong to all,
Alluring and absolute like a piece of art that has been glued to a wall,
It skillfully lingers secretively with you for days at a time,
To reasonable thought, his sense makes neither reason nor rhyme,

 

His eyes are those of a youth's, joyfully strong and gay,
Glassy and bright and unexpected as a warm winter's day,
Their childlike perspective is filled with constant wonder,
Setting the inevitable curiosity to discover what lies under,

 

His hidden words are jumbled yet redundant and hard to read,
However his message delivered comes through precise and with speed,
In glimpses, his true thoughts of importance are invasively shared,
To reasonable thought, his words were learned from those past cared,

 

His touch is steady and like the blind, as it is precisely keen,
One skillful caress to the timid, for a life, he does wean,
His feel is frustratingly robust and yet decadently soft,
Through slumber he naturally smothers like a protective croft,

 

His conversation is planned and obviously does not require two,
It is driven by himself which, at least, consists of a few,
Repetitive waves of solid noise erode the urge to speak thy mind,
To reasonable thought, the right words become hard to find,

 

His tethered heart forever disciplined by his valued self-worth,
Presents guardian angel or callous beast or back and forth,
Varied by his assessment to win the perpetual battle within,
He loves not unconditionally but passionately in sin,

 

His thoughts are anchored by set judgments which do hinder,
His souls true feelings of beauty and their entire spotless splendor,
Like a lake of clarity, clear and pure, it’s alluring at first,
Then unsettled soil with one foots stamp while quenching thirst,

 

All of him is encompassed into one which in turn makes He,
Ultimately dominating all that once composed of thee,
In all his wonder, his pretty dreams become hard to swallow,
For, He is pretty to look at but even harder to follow.

 


© 2018 S. Allison (Ferrante) Sanderson



Author's Note

S. Allison (Ferrante) Sanderson
Let me know what you think. Suggestions and constructive criticism welcome. Thank you!

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You have an incredible way with adjectives and that's something that I admire most about my favorite poets. I enjoyed the battle within the subject's self with her "lover's" good and bad qualities. Maybe not good & bad, but I see that she's enamored but is also skeptical of some qualities that he has that concerns her. Your flow is very old which adds to the beautiful of your chosen words. It all fits together elegantly! Good write.....

Posted 9 Years Ago


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Almost sounds as though it's about a preacher man. Nice piece. Really liked that bit about art being glued to a wall.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I really like this for several reasons. The description and phrasing are very good. You went all out and it shows. The other is that I almost never read poems that lift and applaud males anymore. And maybe this isn’t necessarily about a male, but I think it is. Great clarity and wonderful writing. Loved it.

Posted 3 Months Ago


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nice efforts , do read mine " QUEST OF LIFE " small one.


Posted 7 Years Ago


I admire the way you describe things so powerfully. It makes me feel like I'm one step closer to actually knowing that someone you are describing. It's amazing how you seem to get your way in words. Awesome Poem.

Keep Writing. ^___^

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Very well done.. the contrast discription is perfect and it comes off that you truly are comtemplating and feeling the person for whom it is written..your style is very beautiful.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I really enjoyed this. Your use of imagery and the way you paint with words is phenomenal. Great work!

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

You have a wonderful sense of observation, and are very skilled at putting your observations into words. I agree with the feedback from Mark about taking your observations and strengthening the delivery. Your words are very powerful, and will be even more so when you get your cadence. Do you ever read your work out loud?

Posted 9 Years Ago


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Sounds pretty much like Everyman -- "innocent arrogance" indeed. Full humanization is Buddha-hood. Most humans don't even know what the Life project IS. Hence, Sages are relegated to the dim mist of history, instead of being templates for Conscious Evolution.

One thinks of the Kristofferson lyric: "He's a walking contradiction/partly truth and partly fiction/taking every wrong direction/on his lonely way back home."

Good delineation of an attractive Everyman's psychic nature.


Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I wonder if it is your husband, or your son of whom you speak here...Or perhaps another, more internalised (and hence, Contradictory) Someone? I was taken by the lines, "His conversation is planned and...does not require two/(But) is driven by himself, which...consists of a few"; is this an indicator that He is not alone within his own brain? Is He, YOU...or one of you? Read my poem "Re-cycling Rosie" for another take on this.
Compared to much I have read here, your poetry is very skillful, intense and evocative. If I were to suggest anything, I would recommend you read some of the Elders--Shakespeare, Longfellow, Coleridge--ALOUD, and listen for the naturally occurring pattern of beats in their words. Then try crafting your lines so that the beats fall in a regular, musical fashion. Your ideas need no shaping, your words, but little. I look forward to reading more of you!

Posted 9 Years Ago


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Now this is an amazing write. Well Done Poet Well Done!

Author: Nancy Lee Shrader

Congrats on your winning poem.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Highland Village, TX



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