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Evolution or ID?


There's a motion to the madness
of confusion mixed with sadness.
There's a method to the mediocrity.

-May be paved with good intentions,
but we dream up our inventions-
trying always to avoid insanity.

I dream a life that makes some sense,
but what I live is all intense-
always pulling at me to conformity.

I am wise with comprehension,
apprehension, good intentions;
and I always wonder of my sanity.

Always whirling to the madness;
trying not to see the badness-
Closing eyes to what begot
and feeds on me...



------
Elizabeth Maksymiuk


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The following comments are for "Evolution or ID?"
by emaks

Lovely, lovely use of words...
... I have a thing for this sort of thing. And this is just the thing! Your first stanza speaks volumes, but my very favorite is:

I am wise with comprehension,
apprehension, good intentions;
and I always wonder of my sanity.

Tell me, are people without this awareness; those who never question their own sanity, naturally sane, or naturally nuts?

In the third stanza, the fact that intensity should pull you into - not out of - conformity seemed a bit odd? And I can think of hundreds of things which might have 'begotten and now be feeding on' you, so I'd love to know what you had in mind...?

( Posted by: MobiusSoul [Member] On: December 21, 2005 )

emaks/ transcending mundane
Elizabeth- Mode of goodness is step on path back home, but before mode of godliness, according to Vedic scriptures/literatures.

Falling apart, without going to pieces, is an Eastern way/method of leaving mundane/material behind...(Surrendering..Becoming 'open')

We must first transcend this mundane material madness. We are attached to material. Detaching is difficult test...Hence, our conflict.

Also enjoyed "sanity" stanza.

Good read.

Cryptokarmicologist at large,
Robert William, aka:Bobby7L

( Posted by: Bobby7L [Member] On: December 21, 2005 )

Elizabeth!
Hey Girl, so good to see you! And, I love this write...Mob & Bobby said, what is so true and what I could only think...It's just so good to see you...sounds like you are hangin' in there...that makes me feel good...

Merry Christmas, Happy days and ALL that good stuff...Love to you!

Robin

( Posted by: Robinbird [Member] On: December 21, 2005 )

Mobius B7L Robin- Cosmic-

I have lived through betrayals, and accusations of betrayal- and all kinds of other shit.
I have a very ordinary life, but it is no less dramatic than a soap opera. Such is mundane consumerism.
I was born to this existence (as opposed to being raped or mutilated as part of another random culture.) Our brain-fuck seems so much more appealing. Material can be a short-sighted high, especially at Christmas.
This time of year depresses me and leaves me feeling inadequate and unfortunate, which really pisses me off, cause that’s not me. But I wish I could get my kids an ipod, or cell phones w/cameras, or...
I peddle as fast as I can and I get very winded at Christmas. Such is the life of a single-mother.
The upside is I have great kids who want nothing more than our ‘package’ to be together at Christmas; that is, the three of us.
Anyway, that’s the short story of this, although I think it is multi-leveled and speaks to many of my too deep thoughts.
In the short version, I guess what begot and feeds on me would be my kids. I was not ‘mother’ until they had me, and they’ve been feeding ever since... I have, affectionately, told them they are my little parasites.
Symbiotic partners, no doubt.
On the larger scale, the universe begot, and feeds on me. I guess there are a few steps between those two-
Thanks for reading and commenting.
Bobby, light is light, right? Thanks for sharing some of your wisdom.

and as to question about conformity- I have always been pressed to conform, and railed against it. For some in my life, my conforming became a condition of their love/acceptance. Makes for a rocky road, still.
As far as sanity, it depends on who’s company I’d keep. If Dubya is sane, I’ll kiss my labotomy tech.!
Wow- this is a blog. Thanks for the cathartic experience.
Blessings-
Elizabeth

ps I robin, just saw you here- nice to see you too! hope all is well and best blessings for a merry christmas and the best year ever!
Elizabeth

( Posted by: emaks [Member] On: December 21, 2005 )

Begot and feeds...
Oh, yeah! Biggest culprit this time of year, family... (big sigh, and sad sorta wink)

( Posted by: emaks [Member] On: December 22, 2005 )

Lucie, Sanity IS over-rated!
Lucie, I agree so completely! I just saw this here,and hope you forgive me for ny neglect- I mean visiting and commenting on your stuff...
I read here, a lot. I always read you. I comment when I have something new to say-
I hope you understand. I have a feeling you are the uncomparable woman I think you are.

Everything you write is excellant. I'll tell you when your slacking (can't imagine...) okay, I'm talking too much again.... I love you-
and thanks for reading me, and taking the time to comment!
Elizabeth

( Posted by: emaks [Member] On: January 14, 2006 )

poem
Good poem. I know these feelings too. (thanks for the compliment you gave me last week about my legs on Doc's blog)

( Posted by: Legs [Member] On: January 17, 2006 )





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