Juxtaposition

Juxtaposition

A Poem by Ty
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Juxtaposition

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Unjust in echoes
I wince over war
Darkness pressed,
Poured over evermore at night.
Light.
Left, right
Weaponry - Heavenly
Mockery in juxtaposition
Ever emerging anti-intellectualism
"People who shut their eyes to reality,
Simply invite their own destruction."
I carry solace, cloaked in the armor of Baldwin's words.
For the ocean's waters bear no sympathy,
You've fallen asleep in the Lion's Den.




© 2019 Ty


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I agree my friend.
"People who shut their eyes to reality,
Simply invite their own destruction."
Blind people will fall to the foolish person leading us. Powerful and worthwhile thoughts shared Ty.
Coyote

Posted 4 Months Ago


Great photo to accompany a great poem. The ocean is relentless, placid, awe inspiring, frightening, calm - like war!
There are strong echoes of the times we are living in, and I fear we are not even at the end of the beginning.
Take care,
Alan

Posted 9 Months Ago


Baldwin is one of my absolute favorite writers:) he is sorely needed right now during these days of unrest:( his words are so poignant right now! He was ahead of his time, take solace In the knowledge that others are with you in your struggles and we will not shut up!!!!

Posted 9 Months Ago


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Beautiful and chilling! Thanks for the read!

Posted 9 Months Ago


I like this quote, "People who shut their eyes to reality,
Simply invite their own destruction" I think it's eye-opening that such an obvious and simple fact can be easily overlooked by everyone. And we have the habit of avoiding things that are too difficult to deal with in certain moments but we have to face them at some point.

Posted 9 Months Ago


First, love the photo. I could spend all day looking out at those waters. Secondly, the quote... "People who shut their eyes..." Is too true. This is a piece that legitimately makes me think of how everyone else sees reality, because a lot of times reality is too much to bear for some...and I just can't wrap my head around that.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Such serene tang! Brought with an unjust truth and our own lies!

I greatly enjoyed this poem. Especially when quoting "People who shut their eyes to reality,
Simply invite their own destruction." Interesting...

Thank you for your submission to A Poetic Canvas of Reflection and Observance!

Sachiko

Posted 2 Years Ago



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