Sunday, July 19, 2009

One Single Impression: Inner Voice


The good and the bad--the great divide

Once upon a time there were two voices
From what you will hear intentions were pure
The scheme it may seem shun hateful vices
Cursed was the blight cure was never found

He loved since the start from them he did ask
Some good from their hearts that choice out of love
The errant he gives a kind gentle shove
From this favored one--their own Inner Voice

Other twin rebelled errancy he sides
Mischief in their hearts evil deeds he cheers
Sideline coach is he makes the bad seem good
Dark ill-favored one--tempter Outer Voice

The good or the bad--each must decide

Copyright © 2009 Jimmiehov. All Rights Reserved

Find more poems at One Single Impression
"Inner Voice" as prompt,
suggested by Christine of
Quiet Paths


no solution at all -- from the rebel's great fall

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24 Comments:

At Sunday, July 19, 2009 1:10:00 AM, Blogger spacedlaw said...

Interesting fight.

 
At Sunday, July 19, 2009 3:00:00 AM, Blogger anthonynorth said...

A true clash going on there.

 
At Sunday, July 19, 2009 4:42:00 AM, Blogger SandyCarlson said...

I have known this fight! Thanks, Jim.

 
At Sunday, July 19, 2009 7:24:00 AM, Blogger Fledgling Poet said...

What a struggle...and you have captured it perfectly in your poem. Lovely read! Thanks for sharing your words.

 
At Sunday, July 19, 2009 8:20:00 AM, Blogger gautami tripathy said...

Great divide, indeed!

i wish for no gentle epitaph

 
At Sunday, July 19, 2009 10:13:00 AM, Blogger Sue said...

more bovine poetry?
I like the dichotomy in this.

 
At Sunday, July 19, 2009 12:49:00 PM, Blogger Geraldine said...

Definitely two sides to ponder...nice one Jim. Love the photos too! ;<)

 
At Sunday, July 19, 2009 4:36:00 PM, Anonymous Nara Malone said...

Sometimes, like twins, it's hard to figure out which is which.

 
At Sunday, July 19, 2009 6:04:00 PM, Blogger Quiet Paths said...

Jim, so very true in many internal "relationships". I love this line:

Some good from their hearts that choice out of love

Super!

PS: you are very perceptive regarding the new grandmother bit. I congratulate you on your new jewel. It seems yes, that we will be grandparents sometime in February. We had mixed feelings about it as our son is young, young but now we are trying to make everything good happen out of it.

 
At Sunday, July 19, 2009 9:49:00 PM, Blogger Michelle Johnson said...

That outer voice can get one into trouble sometimes. A dividing struggle indeed. Have a great night.

 
At Monday, July 20, 2009 11:18:00 AM, Blogger indicaspecies said...

Thank you Jim.
Each must decide...yes, as the strife between good and bad, and the inner voice and outer, will continue always.

Hope we are able to listen and heed to the sound of the genuine and good within us.

 
At Monday, July 20, 2009 2:35:00 PM, Blogger Maggie said...

Jim,
Have you ever seen the movie "Night of the Hunter?"

Robert Mitchum is in it and has tatoos on the fingers of both his hands.

One is good and the other is evil and he explains to two children how they are always at war with each other.

This is a battle all humans fight at times.

 
At Monday, July 20, 2009 3:19:00 PM, Blogger Tammie Lee said...

so true
two voice at least in each of us
well said.

 
At Monday, July 20, 2009 11:58:00 PM, Blogger Jeeves said...

Interesting tussle.....

 
At Tuesday, July 21, 2009 1:33:00 PM, Anonymous storyteller at Sacred Ruminations said...

Ah ... it's as if you've read my mind! Thanks for sharing ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

 
At Tuesday, July 21, 2009 5:08:00 PM, Blogger gabrielle said...

Paradox. I think we are both...and then mitosis Thanks, Jim for your thoughts and your photos.

 
At Tuesday, July 21, 2009 5:43:00 PM, Anonymous Bobbie said...

Other twin rebelled errancy he sides
Mischief in their hearts evil deeds he cheers
Sideline coach is he makes the bad seem good
Dark ill-favored one--tempter Outer Voice

I love that, the sideline coach statement, very true in many relationships and families. Beautiful poetry. Thank you for your comment lol (((Hugs))) :)

 
At Tuesday, July 21, 2009 5:48:00 PM, Anonymous Pam said...

Sometimes it's not one side or the other but rather the middle where the way lies.

 
At Tuesday, July 21, 2009 8:09:00 PM, Blogger Tumblewords: said...

Sometimes it's tough to pick the winner, for sure. Nice words...

 
At Wednesday, July 22, 2009 3:33:00 PM, OpenID fourwindsphotojournal said...

Guess we all that this struggle in us, Jim. You put it in words.

 
At Wednesday, July 22, 2009 3:41:00 PM, Blogger Patti said...

Yup- the constant bickering of the inner voices thrying to decide good vs bad. They never agree do they? Congrats on your new granddaughter!!!

 
At Thursday, July 23, 2009 7:39:00 AM, Blogger if said...

that is very original...!

 
At Thursday, July 23, 2009 2:16:00 PM, Anonymous zoya gautam said...

hi jim,

had to thank u for the Ecclesiastes 1:4-7 (especially verse seven)/ citation & reference _

enjoyed reading ur good v/s bad poem and the verdict of the inner voice

many thanks for this! ..

 
At Saturday, July 25, 2009 11:19:00 PM, Anonymous The Dark Lord said...

This one is so thought provoking.. The two distinct paths.. and the CHOICE that one needs to always make.. the "oldest" fight that ever occured, yet one which permeates into every scope of our being!

 

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