Out is different than in.

Up is different than down.

Left is different than right.

White is different than black.

Honesty is different than deception.

Love is different than hate.

Truth is different than fiction.

And while blood may be thicker than water,

you might be advised that blood can be dissolved.


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I've written off and on my entire life. It took years for me to finally take putting words together seriously. Now it's not, nor does it ever feel, like work. Writing daily has become habitual. No day is complete without words having appeared on the page.

Posted on November 12, 2015, in Poetry and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 45 Comments.

  1. And we may be different yet we end up cursing ourselves just because we don’t mix with the society.

  2. You do amazing things with words.

  3. How beautiful! I have re-blogged it.

  4. Opposites can harmonize! 😉

  5. very thought provoking……..

  6. Opposites bring balance….or not:). Life is such a mystery. Love your poem👏🏼💫

  7. More I read your poem, more amazed I become to feel its senses. Completely worth reading John. I was long absent from wordpress as I was in vacation. Now I am back on my own rhythm.

  8. Clever twist at the end!

  9. Sorry, John – I still want ‘from’ after different.

  10. Yes, yes, and yes! Well said. 🙂

  11. Wow. WOW!!!! Stellar!!! Powerful, meaningful. ::applause::

  12. You say what needs to be said that families, or certain members thereof, can be dysfunctional, that others within can have their own agenda, to control, to deceive.

  13. One can also see that conformity is restrictive, and one should not conform to the expectations of others, especially one;’s own family, in order to please their sensibilities, their prejudices…

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