The whole world is one big heartbreak

Beauty in nature evokes its direct opposite
Because that's the kind of world this is
One of mirrors and contradictions
One of equal and opposite reactions
Yin and yang, baby
Yin and yang

Every earthly creature has its time beneath the sun
In this mystery-shrouded realm
Of paradox and pain
Flashes of glory against a merciless sky
With a whimper, baby
Or with a bang
Or a moan

This whole world is one big heartbreak
East to West and pole to pole
Every breath a precious jewel
Fragile as a robin's egg
On gossamer wings we crash and burn
What a world, my friend
What a world
I say

Reach-for-the-Stars-Peace-Out-OPOL

Share
up
33 users have voted.

Comments

Some day, eh?

up
16 users have voted.
janis b's picture

Every breath a precious jewel
Fragile as a robin's egg

Just what I needed.

up
16 users have voted.

@janis b Thanks for dropping by and for the kind word. Great to see you.

up
8 users have voted.

@janis b Diggin' the peace piece.

up
9 users have voted.
janis b's picture

@OPOL

I'm glad you're enjoying it.

up
11 users have voted.

@janis b Smile

up
5 users have voted.
thanatokephaloides's picture

@janis b

I was playing Bill Evans' Peace Piece on my laptop's speakers. My mother was in earshot -- and was highly impressed!

Thank you for posting this, janis b!

Smile

up
7 users have voted.

"I say enough! If Israel wants to be the only superpower in the Middle East then they can put their own asses on the line and do it themselves. I want to continue to eat."
-- snoopydawg

janis b's picture

@thanatokephaloides

Give your mom a hug from me.

It sounds like you enjoyed it too, the music and your mom’s pleasure.

up
3 users have voted.
ggersh's picture

up
13 users have voted.

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, CIA Director (first staff meeting, 1981)

WE ARE THERE

@ggersh Perfect. TYVM

up
8 users have voted.
janis b's picture

@ggersh

It went directly to a warm and appreciative place. Thank you.

up
10 users have voted.
ggersh's picture

@janis b thank you both for what you guys bring to C99
I'm glad to be able to contribute.

up
11 users have voted.

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, CIA Director (first staff meeting, 1981)

WE ARE THERE

@ggersh Thank you. C99 is a special place. I'm proud to be a part of this place. I think it's pretty awesome. For all the push and shove it's still the friendliest and sanest spot I know. I have a lot of close friends here and they're all amazing people. I'm proud to support JT and C99.

up
17 users have voted.
mimi's picture

up
7 users have voted.
Pluto's Republic's picture

It's always the perfect moment to read it.

Thanks for posting it today.

up
12 users have voted.

@Pluto's Republic Thank you. Good to see you.

up
7 users have voted.

@Pluto's Republic It didn't occur to me earlier, but yes, you're right. It wasn't written specifically for this days events. This is something I have been working on, off and on, for about a week and just coincidentally completed it today. The coincidence prompted me to post it more-or-less as poetic tribute or something. But as a poem, it was done by the time of these events.

up
9 users have voted.
dkmich's picture

Thanks for the poem OPOL. Life is sad. It shouldn't be.

up
12 users have voted.

"Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

*donate to c99 *like us on Facebook *follow us on Twitter

@dkmich

up
9 users have voted.

Sigh

@dkmich The nature of things and all. But it is sad. You don't want to wallow in sadness but you do want to feel it fully. It's one of those things you have to lean into to fully embrace and accept the human condition. But pffffftttt, what do I know?

up
10 users have voted.
janis b's picture

@OPOL

You don't want to wallow in sadness but you do want to feel it fully. It's one of those things you have to lean into to fully embrace and accept the human condition.

up
5 users have voted.
jobu's picture

Every earthly creature has its time beneath the sun
In this mystery-shrouded realm
Of paradox and pain
Flashes of glory against a merciless sky
With a whimper, baby
Or with a bang
Or a moan

I love that its merciless. Makes those flashes all the brighter.

Make the moan a whimper. Bang it hard while you can.

up
7 users have voted.

Is very bad to steal Jobu's Rum, is very bad...

for sharing OPOL.

https://youtu.be/Ly4SjRIIv-A

up
5 users have voted.
Lookout's picture

...and head to Shangri-la

The lamasery of the hidden paradise Shangri-La as written by James Hilton in LOST HORIZON. In paradise they teach that virtue lies in avoiding excess....(2.4 min)

Yin and yang...light and dark, happiness and sadness, life and death...flowing from one to the other. Gotta keep your balance friends.

ying yang tree of life_2.jpg>

Not that we should ignore the misery and pain, but keep it in balance with laughter and joy. Wishing you all more joy in this world of struggle.

Enjoyed the poem OPOL.

up
6 users have voted.

“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

Cassiodorus's picture

up
6 users have voted.

"The sustainable and just civilization that we hope to create... cannot be built using a capitalist economy" - Kim Stanley Robinson

@Cassiodorus Nice. TYVM

up
3 users have voted.