Opposites, opposites everywhere…

  • Opposites, opposites everywhere…

    Posted by Craig Matheson on January 22, 2023 at 6:44 pm

    Opposites, opposites everywhere

    And not all wish to think,

    That if we were meant todo similairé

    Then what’s black would be pink.

    Should all colours be the same?

    Then we’d not need to debate

    For which colour can take the blame

    As blandness would be more innate.

    Perhaps such is the inevitable goal,

    For A.I. to eradicate such spectrum,

    To replace the long human’s role

    With something without a rectum.

    But what about the time-tested adage:

    “There’s two sides to the same coin”?

    Opposite ends to the flippin’ average,

    Where paradoxes are found to conjoin.

    Can a planet have but one hemisphere?

    As supported by universal law?

    Would the other half need to disappear?

    This idea seems of unipolar flaw.

    A better idea apparently incorporates

    That things seem to have their opposite,

    Where such conceptual ends coordinate

    To counterbalance in making a composite.

    As Darkness exists so Light can beam

    Through difference between the polarity,

    Thusly to highlight contrasting gleam

    Of wisdom shone through the disparity.

    As so with Above to as much Below,

    One isn’t without the other,

    As would goodbyes be absent hellos,

    So goes with father and mother.

    Where Yin is sensed so there is Yang,

    Another ancient take on the fact

    That just like the theory of Big Bang

    As much can offer intellectual-smack.

    Thus speaking geometrically,

    Do opposites exist per such concept?

    Does as much exist organically?

    Such natural ends as a precept?

    Some basic shapes to such a notion

    Include the Equilateral Triangle and Circle.

    Is as much germane as salt to an ocean?

    Should we eliminate the colour purple?

    As for human auras or an envisaged halo

    More circular shapes have come to mind,

    While pyramid symbols seen of more low

    Actions of the metaphysically blind.

    Either way the mystery seems there

    Where opposites make up the whole,

    For how to best ‘Circle the Square’,

    Without losing a sense of what’s droll.

    So inevitably it comes down to the one,

    For how an individual chooses to think

    As Jung said judging’s more easily done,

    As Socrates was rewarded hemlock for drink.

    Craig Matheson replied 1 year, 4 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • John Ehrenfeld

    January 22, 2023 at 7:07 pm

    Thanks, Craig, for sharing this lovely poem. I especially like the way bit closes back on itself.

  • Craig Matheson

    January 22, 2023 at 11:44 pm

    Thanks John. May need some touch ups, but the point’s there 🙂

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