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A Poem: Yes or No?

Updated on October 22, 2017
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Threekeys is a freelance writer and poet who loves burning candles; drinking cafe lattes; and standing under Moreton Bay Fig Trees.



To agitate or not? To disturb or not? To have order or chaos? To have perpetuated robotics versus meaning found in the spontaneous and chaotic.

The tension point found between yes and no
The tension point found between yes and no | Source

A Poem: Yes or No?

When Cleopatra gave Mark Anthony,

his armour of gold gallantly,

so, it is the same for us,

when we prepare to start the day with mistrust

Mind prepares us for the battle,

it is the war of yes and no rattle.

one braces oneself to,

meet with or not meet with the day’s due.

Spontaniety and randomness
Spontaniety and randomness | Source

We prepare to throw ourselves,

into what lies ahead and overwhelms,

as we simultaneously,

get ready to protect ourself from the spontaneous.

Some of us believe the world,

is an orderly, safe dream world.

Yet, others see the world as an aisle,

mysterious, chaotic and hostile.

Orderliness | Source

But if our world was,

a perpetuated orderliness on pause,

then, you cannot be in charge of your life,

it is an illusion, like that of a palette knife.

Meaning is sought and gained,

only from the experienced chaos that pains.

Free Will and freedom resides,

when thinking on your feet, guides.

Yes or No?

The key is a midway verb.

The tension point,

is between the two optimum forces conjoint.

I am at the point of

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© 2017 Threekeys


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      Threekeys 3 weeks ago from Australia

      Peace, Elijah

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      Elijah A Alexander Jr 3 weeks ago from Washington DC


      All doubt is the beginning of obtaining wisdom especially if you are questioning everything you believe as well and whatever others are saying if they don't present a reason for their beliefs which eliminate any further questions. All correct answers eliminate "loose ends" which cause one to question them.

      By being self-doubtful is opens you up to seek the source of all truth which lies within yourself as what is commonly called god. Therefore seek to hear and obey everything you feel/hear telling you to do the opposite of what you consider to do/say. Then when you see the outcome of doing it ask for the mind to obey it and you will on your way to know truth.


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      Threekeys 3 weeks ago from Australia

      Thank you Elijah for your thoughts. Like you remind us, life is full of shades of grey. I never understood as a child, how anyone could be so certain or emphatic with their yes's, their responses. I, however, was (and still can be) a person of self-doubts. Decision making can still be challenging for me.

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      Elijah A Alexander Jr 3 weeks ago from Washington DC

      In most cases, Threekeys, "yes" or "no" are incomplete answers. We people don't usually realize everything has a "yes" part and a "no" part which makes either answer conditional based on which side one is viewing.

      I do find the poem interesting and thought provoking though.