Paradoxical Me

I wrote this poem while struggling to express the conflict I feel towards the Republicans as they gut the safety net for disabled people. The Holy Spirit significantly checked my spirit that was moving away from love and towards hate as I considered what may happen to my friends in the L’Arche community if politicians kept playing games with their lives.

Paradoxical Me

I am unaware

I know too much

I want what I cannot have

I do what I cannot do

I hate what I cannot hate

I love what I cannot love

I am a man of integrity

I am a liar

I am a man of hope

I am a man of despair

I am a fool

I am wise

I am a contradiction

I am a paradox

Creative Commons License
Paradoxical Me by Gilbert George is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s