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Paradox

by Chris Sorrenti

“Variety's the very spice of life,
that gives it all its flavour,”
wrote poet, William Cowper


So...

Do you want to wear the same outfit every day?
barring a uniform
Eat the same dinner night after night?
When going to a theatre
do you want to see the same movie or play?
time after time after

And yet...

We are expected to spend huge amounts of time
if not the rest of our lives with only one other person
based on social and religious standards
a good thing – if it lasts

Obviously...

Though the comparison
isn’t as simple
as it’s made out to be here
the paradox stands as stated above

Little wonder so many relationships end in failure
yet still the wisdom remains


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07/30/2021

Posted on 07/30/2021
Copyright © 2021 Chris Sorrenti

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 07/31/21 at 05:58 PM

Chris. Your poem makes an excellent point. Truly, if variety is the spice of life, why only one wife or one person to share your life? Then again, all you need is one and not a plethora, as do Sultans and Emirs and the like when that one is the perfect compliment, perhaps even heaven sent?

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 07/31/21 at 07:37 PM

So even with the one you can shake it up, baby, twist and shout. Imagination, curiosity shared, and of course, some basics in common, still make for the best and favorite recipe.

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