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Poetic Thoughts - The Battlefield - by C.W. Pruitt II
posted: Sept. 05, 2019

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The poem below is about the contradictions we face in society and within us. It is roughly based on Krishna's instructions to Arjuna during the battle in the Bhagavad Gita. However, the poem is not about enlightenment. It is about survival.

The Battlefield

Brutal paradoxes lie all around
Some are dying, some are gaining ground
Seeming to defy physics and metaphysics
Internalizing the external
When the internal is enough to deal with
So forces wage battle
Within and without
Leaving little doubt
That survival itself
May result in
A little untangling

C. W. Pruitt II May 30, 2007


cw@broadripplegazette.com
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