Basis of a Paradox

Original Artwork by Ken Wesley

Things pass you by and
You have no understanding,
A word to the manager
Who does nothing,
The game was a second
Away from victory and
It was lost,
You gave all your love
None was returned,
God’s human plumbing
fails you,
Helping a stranger who
Kills you.

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5 Responses to “Basis of a Paradox”
  1. David McKimmie says:

    I really like this poem. I love the balance of profundity and flippancy- at once introspective and outraged. Bravo Mr. Chandler!

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  2. Brent Mosley says:

    Mr. Renton,
    You’re right about truth and pain = comedy. I just wonder sometimes why that is? It’s universal, so all of us humans must have at least a bit of a sadistic nature, otherwise, it wouldn’t be funny.

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  3. Mark Renton says:

    Mr. Brent Mosley I do agree with the your thoughts on how “Basis of a Paradox” is a good laugh. Because when truth combines with pain you get comedy. Or so the saying goes. I think the correct statement is “Comedy is truth and pain.” It’s in a book I have.

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  4. Brent Mosley says:

    I read this poem and laughed because it’s so true. After a while though, I got thinking about it and wondered, “why am I laughing, this stuff is pretty dark, especially the last two lines?” Made me think about where I’m coming from, what’s making me tick and what I’m all about.

    Just wondering if anyone out there had a similar reaction or if not, how DID it make you feel?

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  5. Development says:

    Original Artwork by Ken Wesley

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