Contra Versia

The contradiction
within creation
a perpetual balancing act
with the disharmony
of destruction
That spark of oblivion
as sharp as a knife
From every dimension
in every direction
a never ending question
Salvador Dali whispering
. . .  “Everything
that is contradictory
creates life.”
Conformity is death
Imperfection breeding strife

The price
of doing business
in a cosmos
with chaos on the loose
Lost children
of the broken heart
running rife
aiming for the top
but missing the mark
given a front row seat
aboard a swirling vortex
as atoms are split
and galaxies drift apart
Resting in peace
all things eventually
returning to dust
Particles spinning
in an endless expanse
of nothingness
a Universe bleeding rust
… the corrosion of existence
As it was in the beginning
Adam and Eve starring
in a  divine comedy
upon the stage of eternity
May the joke not be on us

There’s no beating
the bitter
No keeping it sweet
In the audience
there is laughter
Being a guest of the host
of the here right now
and the here soon after
is the most … and a must
for all creation awaits
the Grand Designer
returning post-haste
with a celestial shout
All eternity flowering
throughout time and space
Love Divine
is the answer
never ending
beyond all reasoning or rhyme
from the One who holds
all things together
in a fashion wholly
and solely sublime
Mercy and grace
with power overflowing
The holy grandeur
of the greatest forever after

~ by David B. Redpath © 2022

“Every act of creation
is an act of destruction.”
~ Pablo Picasso

Title Artwork;
‘The Ancient of Days’
~ by William Blake

51 thoughts on “Contra Versia”

      1. hahahah; I get high on creativity, when I get a good poem out like the current one: or hearing a great song, going for a beach walk along the Great Southern Ocean; but then come the lows: guess they’re worth writing about too —

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    1. This existential comedy
      does seem to be a duopoly …
      Ying and Yang
      Left Wing versus Right Wing
      Male and Female
      Physical and Spiritual
      Ebony and Ivory
      Perhaps we need a piece
      of that power of Three?
      The symmetry of Trinity 🤔
      Thanks for the visit, Tanya,
      and for weighing it all up 🙏💛

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  1. Great post David. It is like trying to shake up a martini without a top. Difficult. Your pieces are always full of interesting subjects and truths. Hope you two are both doing great. Sending hugs and love to you both. 🤗❤️🦋 Joni

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    1. I do like to stir the pot🥄
      and see what pops up❓👀
      Pieces of forbidden fruit 🍎
      or even a hamburger 🍔
      with the ever lovin’ lot 💝
      With my lovely Linda 💞
      I’m ever floating on top😎
      Thanks for asking, Joni 🙏
      May the blessings never stop 😇

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      1. This is great, your mind is always ready to write. I wonder if I will ever get there. May be some day. This is sweet. Linda is your muse. Scott is mine and the subject of most of my love poems. The others are of my first boyfriend, he was my safe place when I was a teenager living at home. May the blessings never stop, Amen to that David. God has sure been great to us. Big hugs to you and your beautiful muse. ❤️❤️🤗

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      2. Well you have made me laugh out loud. Yes, he is my great Scott, thank you. Great play with words. I love your sense of humor David. Thank you for your comment. Your writing is amazing and your craft is fine tuned my friend. Sending your family a big giant warm hug from my family. ❤️🤗🦋🙏 love Joni

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    1. Sword and Sorcery
      Savagery and Creativity
      All I can to say is it must
      be woven into our DNA
      Not to mention man’s never
      ending search for perfection
      and quest for glory
      often at the cost
      of simply being human
      It’s an age old story

      Thank you Coyote John
      for your sage observation 🙏

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  2. …..and and destruction is art of a new creation…-as Pablo Picaso said.most impressive poem.specially”…Everything that is contradictory create life… ” much thought provoking.thoughts with image in poem are gorgeous,dear Redpath.
    Well done.🌹

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    1. Yes, loss and gain . . .
      the process of transformation.
      The new has come at the cost
      of things left behind. With
      every painting a clean white
      canvas has been sacrificed
      in it’s creation 🎨
      Thanks for your positively
      positive response, Aruna 🙏

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  3. Dear David,
    Contra Versia is probably one of your best poems. Well done! I like the cosmic scale that it deals with.
    Wishing you and your family a productive weekend doing or enjoying whatever that satisfies you the most, whether aesthetically, physically, intellectually or spiritually!
    Yours sincerely,
    SoundEagle

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