CA (January 02,1962 / Lagos, Nigeria)

Face Values

The one at war with self
Seeks the peace with world;
The heart shrivelled with fear
Puffs out a hot air of bravery;
The soul is faint with weakness
Still sinews tattoo with strength;
The untold bequests of hatred
Shimmer in wrappings of love;
The glossy visage of a robust life
Oft hides the debris of infirmity;
There is that scourges for purity
Yet revels in composts of impurity;
The phosphorescent smile attracts
As dark foreboding thoughts repel;
And the polished gem of a brilliant mind
Clasped in a dull tongue as pearl in an oyster.
An endless maze of paradoxes:
Good and Bad,
Ugliness and Beauty,
Astride the horse of Janus.

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i give you a 10 for face values.............marvellous..........
Very fine paradox, its what happening to people nowadays! A 10.