Shawn L. Bird

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confusing life and love February 16, 2011

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 3:53 pm
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Daily Blog prompt #47  What Part of life confuses you?



What is the meaning of life?

to love and be loved

Nope that’s not confusing.

Why am I here?

To love and be loved

That’s not confusing.

Why do we have to learn this stuff?

Because you need to understand so you can

love and be loved.

That’s not confusing.

Why do bad things happen?

Some folks don’t know how

to love or be loved.

That’s not confusing.

What’s confusing?


It’s amazing how it orders the universe,

but it’s confusing.


my  love plus your love

multiplies into our love.

No confusion there.


This prompt really irritated me, because I don’t find many things confusing.  I tend to shrug off connundroms as unworthy of too much attention, since ambiguity is the nature of most situations and since one person’s confusion is another person’s complexity.   I suppose I have a rather simple philosophy.   After brewing over it all day, I stepped out of my car as I got home from work, and the light bulb pinged above my head illuminating one word: math.    As an English major, I never could figure out that higher level math stuff.  Math majors might find it complex, but not confusing.  For me, theoretical mathematics twist my brain in painful ways.  So here is my offering.  When things are too complex and confusing, simplify until you’re at the basic elements.  There it is: love.


17 Responses to “confusing life and love”

  1. Jingle Says:

    love multiples are cool,
    so are you.

    beautiful wonders, enjoyed your wit.

    Happy Rally.

  2. fiveloaf Says:

    interesting the way your words sway from left to right! here’s my wk 38..

  3. Awesome how you wrote this and gave a wonderful perspective of love in many forms!!

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  5. This is really beautiful….well put! xo

    Please feel free to walk my beach any time!

  6. Reggie Says:

    I like the way you brought this all together.

  7. Lu Ann Says:

    I loved this post… and I agree, love´s confusing but at the same time is the simpliest thing in the world, yet very difficult… amm… what? I am confused now! 😉

  8. brian Says:

    yeah, no confusion there…love the structure as well as it plays on the topic…nicely done…

  9. Nyx Says:

    Love is ultimately confusing and confusion is often due to love so this is perfect. very cool.

  10. Fear is not pertinent Says:

    I love the way this is written, and wit of it all : ) Great work, we are thinking along the same lines.

  11. Jingle Says:

    let me know after you are done.

  12. Silvertongue Says:

    Very very well crafted. I love how the shape of the poem flows with its rhythm. Wonderful!

  13. dhitzunako Says:

    What’s confusing? How you write and arrange the lines here and there. ^^
    Awesome presentation.

    My fav lines:
    “What’s confusing?
    It’s amazing how it orders the universe,
    but it’s confusing.”

    Happy rally!!

  14. Kevin Lamb Says:

    I wasn’t sure where you were going but you then you arrived and it would was quite nice! Clever and playful words– a unique format to say the least!

  15. Jaan Pehchaan Says:

    I am not confused, but could I have misplaced it? Can you go wrong expressing it?

  16. math is confusing when one did not master it.

    fun verse, happy 2013.

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