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.

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symmetrical equation


There is a certain symmetry

Between the you that is you

And the me that is me.


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 you say like it's a bad thing


"Mach·i·a·vel·li·an",

she called me.

as if thinking

through love

is selfish,

and falling headlong

without a plan,

is not.


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 passionate scrutiny


I am prone to over analysis

this is true,

it's just something

I always do.

but after a careful

examination

of everything

that is you and me

I do conclude

my passion

bears careful scrutiny.



© 2018 Lyn Anderson


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Perhaps, what that person doesn't realize is that love... true love.. commitment...deserve a bit of thought. Maybe, because I have lived through some ill thought out relationships and seen and felt the damage, I am too scrutinizing myself. Sometimes, that has gotten in the way, but usually not. When my heart knows, as you say, the passion will bear scrutiny. Wonderful message and love the way you put it all together on the page.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thank you very much. I am not sure why it irked me so much -- probably the messenger who called me M.. read more
Shimmerbliss/CAF

3 Years Ago

Well, if that review sparked this then you succeeded in flipping it over!
Love! Love! Love! This is a great collection of perfectly connected dots. I mean, they don't go together like a puzzle, but with just enuf proximity to keep the mind wandering in one direction like a curvy stream. Your description of being analytical & contemplative is something I can really relate to. I spent the first half of my life being reactive, now I find I'm very adverse to the very things you're eschewing here in a gentle, non-judgmental way. Nice job & thanks for sharing. I can feel more of your intensity in this collection.

Posted 3 Years Ago


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Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thank you. I am not one to be ruled by emotion. Thanks for understanding and remarking on this piece.. read more
while there may be a chaotic quality to love, the heart and soul of love is a "symmetrical equation" and it is through this symmetry, that love becomes a very wild and crazy affair, in other words, very passionate... nicely and passionately done KL..

I do not do this often, but I would like to make a bit of a suggestion, do you want to pause the flow by using a comma at the end of "through love"?? it mostly is just me, but I like the smoothness as you read without the comma....

in reading your poem, I was wondering how much being hurt in a previous relationship is also involved in over thinking... I think we should always understand the necessity for symmetry (the "you of you" and the "me of me"), the reality as you put it, while allowing for just plain reaction to their presence at times... it takes some real mutual respect and equality for this to happen I think... anyway, perhaps I am "over thinking" your poem KL, as it is a very good one!! thanks for sharing it...

redzone

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Most definitely over-thinking comes from both my personality and my experience. As for the through, .. read more
You simply write. You share emotions. Music and videos are a garnish. Nice reaction.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

And you call it accurately. I cannot write well without letting me show through, even if the subject.. read more
Jon Roggie

3 Years Ago

I hate to say it, but I did the same thing for a term paper. I had about 60 notecards, and turned t.. read more
Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

tee hee, you and I seem to have a lot in common.
I love your style KL it's very unique. I quite enjoyed this piece of yours. Thank you very much for sharing, nicely written.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thank you, I am glad my "style" is appreciated -- I have always written this way, but only recently .. read more
Kesha

3 Years Ago

Of course it is, you are a wonderful writer. And that's good :)
Interesting poem! I really like the way it was composed!

My fave part was:
you say like it's a bad thing

"Mach·i·a·vel·li·an",
she called me.
as if thinking
through love,
is selfish,
and falling headlong
without a plan
is not.


Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thank you for the review.
I'm not really sure I understand what 'scrutinized passion' means or in what context he delivered this.
I'm sure it was good though. Don't we all scrutinize, analyze way overthink things when it comes to love?
No? What!? Anyhow, absolutely enjoyed this.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

I didn't really know what the heck he meant either, that's why I had to analyse it! Canadian girl I .. read more
Matching Socks

3 Years Ago

Yes. Very sad. I will miss him. :(
what a tempting nibble you are ...closing verse is so finely tweeked ...i am too old to be in the scope of this speaker but not so old i can not fly with fanciful dreams ... really like every word of this one girl! the honesty blossoms and bleeds at the same time .. great job! thanks for sharing!
E.
ps Symmetrical equation is so scientifically divine ..brilliant i say ..brilliant!! :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Delighted you should say so, though with me, most writing is very untweaked. Only the formatting and.. read more
Einstein Noodle

3 Years Ago

perhaps i would say it better as .....finely sparked .. subtle sexuality ... brings to mind ...well... read more

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