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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

DOES A WINNER REALLY WIN?

It is not about losing or winning.
It IS about living and loving



"I must say to you...steveroni,
you have won the game.
Yet it is all
Still the same
No, not a game
Just changeless baloney."

If what you say so true
Then why so blue?
This between me and you
One a winner, the other not?
A tainted sinner?
A sainted angel?

No game here
This for real.
Death-or-Life
Lose or win
Both so near
one another.

In truth, one who loses
Often is the winner...
Such as countries
At conflict's finish.
In time, hostilities and love
In equal measures diminish

Feelings remain
Deep within
Maybe insane
Hovered
Covered--
Anew to begin

Their final race.
Is God's Will always
So difficult to know?
Maybe that face
In the mirror will show
A way to go.

The roads are two
Level and smoothly paved
Or rocky, rutted, in steep ascent.
Our life is what we choose...

What we have twisted or bent
And not what we win--
or lose

steveroni
June 1, 2010



12 comments:

erin said...

Very nice Steve! Bravo.

Dutch donut girl said...

So true.
The game of life is not as simple as rolling a dice and moving from spot to spot...

clean and crazy said...

beautiful!!

Liz said...

Very thought provoking post!
Liz x

marie said...

lovely thoughts. I don't like to think of it as winning or losing either rather just as: it IS (kind of like "God is everything or He is nothing.")

drybottomgirl said...

Steve,
Wonderfully said. The dance is never smooth is it? One or the other is always stepping on someone's toes. The secret is to just keep on dancing...progress not perfection.......

Dulce said...

WOW
I almost missed this master piece... you are bcoming a kind of unique poet... where love and lack of it has its place, as in any other heart, say, mine.

And may I say I like it?
LOL
BTW, mine was not a short piece, today.

Smiles

Calli said...

Wow, you have opened up into this *poet* anew. You have evolved tremendously with your writing these past several months. It must be something special that has brought you to this new and elevated level of expression.

Love it! and love to see you creating in new ways!

much love~
Calli

Syd said...

Thanks for your comments today. I really appreciated them. It has been a rough day here.

Jingle said...

strong emotions,
very brave thinking and reasoning...
your poem is hot,
so r u!

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Superfluous Brunette said...

So agree, it is not about winning or losing, right or wrong, sinner or saint....or the perceptions of.
Yet, we still seem to look at life in this black & white way. A way to validate ourselves perhaps, our feelings. We still so believe in good and bad, rather than love and life....the process of it all.

Great poem.