Friday, May 13, 2011

Intellect vs. Desire

Intellect and desire
Two opposite entities
Like ice and fire
Fighting to be
The one who succeeds
Yet each force fails
Into unmarked dirt trails.

The balance is cruel
To try and control
Which one will rule
And lead the way
For one who will sway
If not taught the answer to why
Sadly instead, living a lie

What I want
Versus what I think
Obstacles that taunt
And cause me to sink
Or truth presented
That cannot be contested
Could be the defining link
Between intellect and desire
And only then can I reach higher

3 comments:

  1. This poem is brilliant.
    I LOVE it!

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  2. (I don’t generally rhyme, but here goes):

    But what if it’s intellect one desires?
    And yearns for it with an internal fire
    They’ll strive for the truth
    With methods considered foolproof
    And end-up reaching higher and higher… ;-)

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  3. Itsagift- todah :)

    SiBaW- Nice rhyme :) and I agree

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