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August 19, 2013
By writemymusic33 GOLD, Dublin, Ohio
writemymusic33 GOLD, Dublin, Ohio
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What is prosperity when there is so much poverty?
What is happiness when there is so much grief?
What is good health when there is so much sickness?
What is love when there is so much hate?
What is cooperation when there is so much war?
What is comfort when there is so much fear?
What is life when there is so much death?

They say that all is fair in love and war. But that nothing in life is ever fair.
So which is it?

Can one be truly prosperous in the face of poverty?
Or happy in the face of grief?
Have good health while others suffer?
Find comfort in times of fear?

Yet the opposites fuel each other,
Without one, the other cannot be felt

So what is real?

The author's comments:
I have always wondered about opposites: it seems that they cannot hold meaning if their opposite does not exist. Does that make every feeling just a gradient of its opposite? But how to choose? These are the unanswered questions.

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