Shallow – Deep

Said shallow to deep,
      ‘How can you be generous when you have so little?’
Said deep to shallow,
      ‘I have enough. I am quite content.’

      ‘How can you be carefree when life is terrifying in its uncertainties?’
      ‘I go with the ebb and flow. I learn from experience.’

‘How can you be a smiling fool, when crushed by adversity?’
Replied deep to shallow,
      ‘You can live to be a thousand
       Yet never experience anything the way I feel.

      ‘When I breathe, I feel the air
      You don’t even realize that you breathe

      ‘You can never feel the wind’s caress or the sun’s warmth
       You are numb to all the beauty around you

      ‘You live to fit the ideal of others
       While I mould myself from living every day

      ‘Thus I embrace flaws and contradictions
       While you despair, at a blemish in your perfect world

      ‘I try to resolve, not to blame

      ‘This is why,
             I can smile in the face of adversity
             While you are broken, just by the thought.’

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