An Idea

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
And as an idea, it is subject to manipulation of definition and, as always, open to interpretation. Please comment, I am interested in how this piece is recieved. Hope you enjoy.

Submitted: January 07, 2008

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Submitted: January 07, 2008

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I think I think what was not meant to be thought
Or perhaps what I was not meant to think
What is thought in the end
And what opinions are formed now
Are all subject to change
But is it the opinion that is changed
Or is it how we perceive the opinion
Is a selfless act possible
If not, why?
Is it because the act makes you feel good
Or prevents you from feeling guilty
What then, if the feelings change
If it makes you feel bad, is it selfless?
But these questions beget the actual conflict;
Do personal feelings change the action
Whether it pleases or disheartens you
Is not the act still the same
Perhaps
Perhaps not
This… poem
If it can be called such
Is a poem in my eyes
If you perceive it as something different
Does that change what it is
Can it be said for certain that this is a poem
Or even a thought at all
Again, we forget the actual dilemma
What is a poem, a though
They are words
Words are defined
They have definitions that state what they are
Are not these definitions subject to opinion
Cannot one thing said, be subject to one thousand interpretations?
Can it not be argued?
Or denied
By defining these things
Do you deprive them of substance
And force upon them opinionated ideals
So by being defined
They are undefined
By having definition of substance
We have rid them of substance and made them opinions
What is thought in the end
And what opinions are formed now
Are all subject to change
But is it the opinion that changes
Or are the only things that change
The changes themselves
And how we perceive these inexorable changes
Perhaps
Perhaps not.


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