Monday, July 13, 2009

The Choice

There were two women were my pets
But time it came to choose
Was fun no more playing duets
I'd one pleasure to lose

The one was stunning beautiful
The other, pretty smart
The one had strings my heart to pull
The other, soul and art

I could not bear to show the door
To who had not hurt me
So, on an arbitrary score
The first it had to be

N.B. For the avoidance of doubt, this poem is fictional.

28 comments:

  1. Hehehe. "For the avoidance of doubt...."
    Your poem makes the difficult choices we have had to make sound so simple, huh?

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  2. Savvy, can you tell who the Persona chose to keep?

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  3. U ave to choose de one ur hearts feels aight wen wif her...n of course de one hu meks u happy....anywayz y keeping two pets...cus definately one has to fall

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  4. Yes, Savvvy, I kept 'Soul and Art' if you read the third verse alone. But if you read the entire poem, it may well be be that I kept 'Stunning Beautiful'.

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  5. Naa, was more interested in which one you think the persona chose and why. But, from your comment, it seems you would have been rooting for 'Stunning Beautiful'.

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  6. Still think you kept Soul. Reading all three stanzas. And I think the wise man will always keep Soul. No matter how stunning Stunning is, you always get used to it and it becomes ordinary. What is left? Soul, as long as she isn't homely always is the best choice.;-)

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  7. Very discerning, Savvy, but it is the PERSONA and not ME!

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  8. I like this...pure crossroads...inability to choose...hope it happens to me. Don't even have one....lol...

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  9. Thanks, Nana Fredua, but I believe the Persona did choose. ;-)

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  10. Nana Yaw, I know its the persona. Never forgot that. You said "I" in your question thats why I said "you" in the reply. Just a figure of speech. No fears, ok?

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  11. The greatest indicator of macho-boldness is the ability to make a fair pick from a list of equally good candidates without offending any of them in the process.
    The persona makes a choice based on an arbitrary score. I am afraid that is not different from the lottery.Pretty heartless. No?
    Any way a brother has got to choose whatever he has got to choose whatever way he decides to choose.

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  12. Posekyere, in the poem, the Persona makes it clear that he found the odds were even; that's why his choice has to be based on a whim.

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  13. Hi Nana Yaw!

    Does the persona have a name? or is his name The Persona?

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  14. No, Raine, just Persona. There is really no real inspiration for this piece.

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  15. Happiness is everything.

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  16. There, Kiz, I think you've found a pearl in life that I can live with.

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  17. first i love the NB.

    second i'd be back!

    hahahahaha

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  18. Why is it that I see the persona choosing the stunning beautiful one who had strings the persona's heart to pull? If so does that mean the persona made the final decision based on looks? Hope stunning and beautiful are eternal!!
    As for the NB, methinks the poet doth protest too much!

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  19. Lol, Abena. I think that some people also think the chosen one was 'Soul and Art'.

    And NB is to pre-empt unfortunate events. I am being honest when I say this is fiction.

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  20. they should both agree and then the persona agree too to keep them both!

    that's me lighting up the 'choice' peace-pipe for the 'smoking' fictional characters!

    complementary attributes sort of thing!

    this can easily happen in the fictional world!

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  21. lol... I thought this was purely fictional?

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  22. i must say the NB was a smart move, it saves u a whole lot of drama.
    Stunning beautiful or Pretty smart, the third stanza does not answer.

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  23. Thanks, Nov, for the middle ground. But, perhaps, '2' no longer works for the Persona.

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  24. Lol, Maxine, is there a reason why it's not?

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  25. Thanks Lucci, about NB. Yes, it was supposed to save me "a whole lot of drama", but drama I have got :-). And, I side with you that the 3rd verse does not answer the question the entire poem asks.

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