paradox #d’Verse

I am the sky the sea the sun and the surf

I am the weeds the seeds the trees and the turf

I am everywhere yet nowhere

I am oblivious but I do care

I am your thoughts and my consciousness

I am the green fields and the sprawling metropolis

I am all you can see yet cannot be seen

I am an elderly gent and the gangly teen

I permeate all but am never sedate

know me before it’s too late …

d’Verse, paradox, Laura

inspired by Paul Dunbar’s The Paradox, “I am the bud and the blossom, I am the late-falling leaf”


  1. Superbly described Kate… there is paradox in all of us… of who we are, and of who we are not … of who we could be, and of who we are not…


  2. This wonderful, SweetKate…the rhyme, the wisdom, the messages, the relatability! 🙂
    Paul Dunbar wrote some amazing poems. He certainly had paradoxes in his life/personality…good and bad, happy and sad. But then, don’t we all.
    (((HUGS))) 🙂
    PS… “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I change.” – Carl Rogers.

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