Sunday, 21 June 2015

Sympathy for the Devil

Evil is the forlorn soul’s muse,
It lives on the surface,
It reaches deep to sooth,
The end of all catharsis.

There is always the dark side of the moon,
So why to goodness do we always swoon?
The most dissonant tune,
Is someone’s only festoon.

Elegant shafts of evening light divide the mind,
Into the part that wants to fight,
And the part breaking against the human condition -
 The part that needs to be forgiven.

/* So, this one is about how there really isn’t much of a right or wrong in most things and how almost everything is ultimately circumstantial. There are varying sides to all of us. Some prefer to call a particular side good and a particular side bad. But, ultimately everything does boil down to circumstance. If you believe in the traditional concept of good and evil, I guess there is a little of both in all of us (like shown so wonderfully in the pictures by friend Mukund, thanks mate for lending your pictures to this blog.Check out some of his stuff here https://www.facebook.com/MPaiPhoto). I think any attempts to jump at generalizations on as to what is good and bad is but a silly attempt by us humans to make some sense of all this existential meaninglessness .*/




28 comments:

  1. This is incredible... I too agree with the fact that sometimes things are born of circumstance and are beyond our control. Well penned :D

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  2. There is less black and white; mostly grey. Albeit different shades of grey. :)

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    1. couldn't agree more ! wish i knew so earlier

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  3. division is difficult...no one knows where white ends and black begins and vice versa...nice thoughts....

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  4. Ah, if only it was all black and white.How much easier life would be.

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  5. Suyash so many circumstances are beyond our control; yet these is this doctrine of hope with its implications for goodness and happiness; so if we know we choose the latter

    thanks for dropping in at my blog today

    much love...

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  6. There is the dark side to every light side. Evil always lurks somewhere. And yes, there is a necessary of forgiveness.

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  7. I most love the line "the part that needs to be forgiven". Which we all share.

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  8. "If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?”
    ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956" -- good and evil live inside us, and maybe we wouldn't be human if we didn't have it all.

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    1. Wow Solzhenitsyn put it so eruditely

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  9. Those are fabulous pictures and I have always believed the truth lies somewhere in the middle...in those shades of gray and many times we just will never really know...great poem

    Donna@LivingFromHappiness

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  10. There are always two sides to everything...and I agree that we must seek and give forgiveness ~

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  11. We must always have sympathy for the Devil if not we may not be able to see the light...

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  12. Indeed! We have both in each of us and which part thrives is definitely circumstantial. Well penned!

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  13. so many ways to look at this. I take a simplistic approach. Be kind. Forgive. Offer love. Live a life of example.

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    1. I must add, however, that your first line is a real clincher. Great way to begin.

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  14. Interesting look at the idea of evil.

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  15. I'd say: cultivate a compassion...

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  16. POW! I LOVE this. I wrote a poem inspired by the same song (did you hear "sympathy for the devil" by the rolling stone??) , more satirical than understanding. Here's the Link: http://apiarymagazine.com/please-let-introduce-susan-chast/

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    1. Some of us have not the Grace yet to forgive.

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    2. pleased to meet you, hope you guessed my name

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  17. We always seem to want, so badly, to cut our moments black and white, but all our days seem bathed in gray... Right, wrong - from different lenses, these seem a different song.

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  18. I can appreciate this sentiment though sometimes it is very challenging to see the grey.

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  19. It is true we are all a blend and we need both aspects, the whole of ourselves to function in the world.

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  20. Interesting poem and artworks. Thank you.

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  21. That first line is incredible!

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  22. Vibrant photos with words to match.

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  23. I am most struck by "the part breaking against the human condition - the part that needs to be forgiven." Wonderful.

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