What of Balance?

What of balance?

An even distribution of light and darkness

Opposing forces with no obvious ruler

White and black

Up and down

A broader step of sight and sound

Equal forces

Neither stronger nor weaker

Debt equals assets

Yin balances Yang

 

What of disruption?

A single drop of water

Tips the scales one way or another

Ivory and grey

Shifting left or right

A vocal scream may diminish sight

Inequality

A slight advantage

Money owed

An imperfect picture

 

What of conditions?

Acceptance of an uneven playing field

The ruler knows of the advantage

A messy palate

Flanking and charging

Too much noise left to measure

Certain victory

Or abject defeat

Bankruptcies

Winner takes all

 

So what of balance?

Meaningful for some things but not others

Forces demonstrating their forcefulness

Growing older

Lost in translation

Sight and sound equally weakening

Darkness strengthening

A matter of fact

Death the only certainty

Funding irrelevant

Everyone loses

 

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R J Schwartz

I write about everything and sometimes nothing at all.I'm fascinated by old things, rusty things, abandoned places, or anywhere that a secret might be unearthed.I'm passionate about history and many of my pieces are anchored in one concept of time or another.I've always been a writer, dating back to my youth, but the last decade has been a time of growth for me.I'm continually pushing the limitations of vocabulary, syntax, and descriptive phrasing.

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R J Schwartz

I write about everything and sometimes nothing at all. I'm fascinated by old things, rusty things, abandoned places, or anywhere that a secret might be unearthed. I'm passionate about history and many of my pieces are anchored in one concept of time or another. I've always been a writer, dating back to my youth, but the last decade has been a time of growth for me. I'm continually pushing the limitations of vocabulary, syntax, and descriptive phrasing.

2 thoughts on “What of Balance?

  • April 13, 2019 at 7:20 PM
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    A question we need to be asking ourselves. Where is the balance today everything seems so skewed. Jamie

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  • April 18, 2019 at 2:32 AM
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    Everything in life seems to be a balancing act, teetering first one way and then the other. Nice poetry Ralph.

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