Together yet apart
















Opposite attract they said..
And so it seemed,
On that very first day!

Us. Attracted. Opposite.
Like chalk and cheese;
Fire and ice.

Alas!  they forgot to quote,
Chalk and cheese cannot be eaten together
And when fire meets ice
What remains is,
An inexplicable, mind numbing void.

And a web of lies
As shaky and as convoluted as our ties.

Wasn't it better that we never met ?
Like the two (river)banks,
That flowed together yet stayed apart

Prompted at : Poefusion

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Michelle Johnson said...

Hello Winnie~ I love the connection you made to the prompt. Your poem really shows the collapse of a relationship. Cheese and chalk is a beautiful way to show opposites. And, your ending pulls it all together strongly. Well done. Have a nice night.

Amiya chatterjee said...

Chance and necessity work inevitably and they ARE complimentary to each other.
Every electron is meant to be there for the other electron.
There is no"BETTER OR WORSE "
Lovely selection of words and so simple yet so deep !

hitchwriter said...

Hey !!

I think i m here for the first time... from Ajit's


Lovely use of words that is...

Poonam J said...

Very expressive...Wasn't it better that we never met ?
Like the two (river)banks,
That flowed together yet stayed apart...tugs the heartstrings...very beautifully said.

Leo said...

good fusion..! brilliantly written! as usual!

benjaminchew110478 said...

Hi Winnie.

Thank you for reading my ramblings and enjoying them.

It is a miracle of sorts, that art and poetry hinges on the relationship between the artist/poet and the reader - that brings about magic.

I was wondering who you were...there isn't a brief bio page on this blog. ;)

cheers
Ben

Amias said...

You have outdone yourself with this one .. the metaphor meets the literal ...is the making of a good poem, and you succeeded very well!

Illeen said...

cheese and chalk,fire and ice..nicely done. :)

Sanket Rathod said...

'that stayed apart and yet (flowed) together' <-- ?? :)