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My passion bears careful scrutiny

My passion bears careful scrutiny

A Chapter by Lyn Anderson

scrutinised passion -- not sure what that means


Rooted in Reality

People want to believe

that love is magical

and happens upon us

Unexpected --

like floods, fires,

and earthquakes ...


That's not the way

it has to be.

I choose love

rooted in reality.


symmetrical equation

There is a certain symmetry

Between the you that is you

And the me that is me.


 you say like it's a bad thing


she called me.

as if thinking

through love

is selfish,

and falling headlong

without a plan,

is not.


 passionate scrutiny

I am prone to over analysis

this is true,

it's just something

I always do.

but after a careful


of everything

that is you and me

I do conclude

my passion

bears careful scrutiny.

© 2018 Lyn Anderson

Author's Note

Lyn Anderson

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One has to watch oneself closely to gain true insight and to obtain an objective view of subjectivity... Splendid is an understatement but so much closer to the truth than perfect.......... a near miss I would say...... Neville

Posted 1 Year Ago

Lyn Anderson

1 Year Ago

Nothing's perfect. But some things are perfectly splendid. Thank you

1 Year Ago

.... too bloomin true... Neville
Love should be sweet, kind and easy. A wonderful use of poetry. I loved each poem. Each with meaning and a purpose. Thank you Lyn for the wonderful poetry.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Lyn Anderson

1 Year Ago

Very generous. Thanks for the visit
Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

I loved your work Lyn and you are welcome.
a plan is good....with love...but i do think it comes unexpectedly quite often...yet we make the choice to accept it or reject it....and experience makes us more prone to overthink...we definitely get very careful...but at the same time, we also learn what we want and need...


Posted 3 Years Ago

Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

You sum it up nicely, thank you, my friend.
Careful scrutiny indeed! Hmmmm....Machiavellian in matters of the heart? Not sure about that. I suppose all things are a bit political in life and political expediency is placed above morality all too often. We all know those who use deceit to maintain the upper hand in matters of the heart, don't we? Your poetry is unique and it makes me think...which is always a good thing. The last poem had great rhyming! Lydi**

Posted 3 Years Ago

Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thank you. I don't believe I am anything close to Machiavellian -- I think this particular person be.. read more
"I choose to love rooted in reality", to me this is the core of the poem. We can sustain a relationship through commitment, mutual love, respect and fidelity and sometimes it requires lots of sacrifices. Beautifully executed.

Posted 3 Years Ago

Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thank you very much. I get accused of being selfish or non romantic because I don't believe love is .. read more
We never know if it's magic or reality until the last chapter. I love the balance that you examine throughout your poems.

Posted 3 Years Ago

Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much for stopping in.
Can't magic be rooted in reality?


Posted 3 Years Ago

Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

It can, and it is, it just doesn't happen "like magic" the way people imagine it.
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I partly agree and do not though that's just the weird, contradictory machinery of my mind. Speaking of myself, I became careful when it comes to being together or loving someone and in some way, I do not even believe in monogamy though if love hits me, it does pretty badly and intensely and it turns into silly romance mingled with strong desire. I was surprised to read the term Machiavellian again, I even used it in a rather negative piece about manipulation. I don't know why someone would call you this but whatever they'd like to think, I think you can handle their opinions. I often find it very interesting and almost sort of brave that you seem to manage to write about everything you're confronted with, I couldn't do that, my inspiration derives from different places somehow.

Posted 3 Years Ago

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Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thanks very much, and yes, I can handle myself.:)
KL ... I loved them all. I always say that romantic love is there to make babies not to make you happy, making me seem like one negative Nelly. When the truth is I am kind of a soft touch there. Of course, the growing expectations elicited from romantic love and the inevitable disappointment when it does not satisfy you completely, it is not designed to, is about learning and not so much about making babies. And so to the 'examined life' romantic love is a great teacher:)

And who called you Machiavellian ... let me at'em. My experience is that it those who live the 'unexamined life' that often behave as though the ends justifies the means to the fulfillment of their desire. And since their desire is based in romantic love ... their actions are justified because romantic love is somewhat more of a lofty pursuit than say material wealth ... they are both about evolution, survival and procreation; let's not fool ourselves:)

Now love as felt from the spirit ... it is a different kettle of fish:)

Posted 3 Years Ago

Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

What a great review, and yes, the person who called me that sees life very differently from me.
Pryde Foltz

3 Years Ago

The writes inspired it:)

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Added on May 24, 2016
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