Contradictory World

Contradictory World

A Poem by Ryan Nicole

We inhale counter active breathes of the pressures around us,

Into our head they go, 

Scrambling, 

Dashing, 

Fluttering, 

All to places they cannot find,

That do not exist. 


Lost,

 Because The Bible tells us,

No Adam and Adam, 

Only Adam and Eve, 

But follows the contradictory theme, 

That we must love everyone,

No matter who they are.  


Disoriented, 

Because puritans are narrow minded and rigid,

But the sexually promiscuous are obscene,

And poisonous, 

To the minds our culture suggests. 


Perplexed,

Because our parents, 

Teachers, 

Leaders, 

Commanders and bosses, 

Constantly applaud being a distinct and highlighted self, 

Yet the moment we decide,

To go against the grain of methodical suggestion,

It is our parents, 

Teachers, 

Leaders,

Commanders and bosses,

That are first to bash and blister us, 

For threatening the apparent gentle arms,

Holding society together. 


These contradictory breathes,

dart up,

Down, 

Sideways,

In our head, 

Leaving us feeling diagonal, 

Because these are more than double standards,

These are the definitions,

Of our personal dictionary.



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But these contradictory breathes, 

Are not lousy and poor.


A world without curiosity, 

Unanswerable questions, 

Argument,

Would leave no room,

For individuality and personal flavor.


It would leave us feeling bland,

And plain,

 Like the majority of the world claims they are not. 


Society has fallen in love,

With our endless contradiction,

Our ambition and enterprise.

But also prohibits us from it, 

Scolds us for it, 

Kills us for it. 

Which is rather contradictory itself.

© 2015 Ryan Nicole


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Very inspirational Poem!
I think it has lots of potential!
(Please read my story called The Blonde Girl. I think you would like it a lot.)
Keep up the great writing!

C. Lee Battaglia

Posted 6 Years Ago


Very impressive piece you've got here.
It provides social commentary on the absurdities of the world we're living in.
It's both poignant and thoughtful!

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ryan Nicole

6 Years Ago

Ahh thank you!
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Rae
This is beautiful and spot on in every way.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Ryan Nicole

6 Years Ago

Thank you so so so much
I agree with your thoughts. The new world keeps us off balance. Never know what is right or wrong? I believe we need to keep the family values and try to be kind. The poem open the door to a long conversation. The best kind of poetry.Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
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Ryan Nicole

6 Years Ago

Thank you so much!
Coyote Poetry

6 Years Ago

You are welcome.

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Added on December 21, 2014
Last Updated on January 13, 2015
Tags: poetry, contradiction, philosophy, pressure, society

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Ryan Nicole
Ryan Nicole

Lake Oswego, OR



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