A Poem of Amicable Contradiction

14 November 2011 ¦ C. Van Lian Tu



Some people live by power
In which one and one differ
Some people live by money
In which one and one envy
Some people live by pride
In which one and one collide
Some people live by hatred
In which one and one shred

Some people live by justice
In which one and one make peace
Some people live by the truth
In which one and one smooth
Some people live by love
In which one and one approve
Some people live by deed
In which one and one proceed

Some people ask what I have
Nothing save a place called Grave
Some people ask what I see
What people can’t see in me
Some people ask where I live
Among pieces I give or receive
Some people ask who I am
I laugh and call it a poem

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