need help in poet analysis

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  1. reilina
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    reilina just a neophyte...

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    in life
    one is always
    balancing

    like we juggle our mothers
    against our fathers

    or one teacher
    against another
    (only to balance our grade average)

    3 grains of salt
    to one ounce truth

    our sweet black essence
    or the funky honkies down the street

    and lately i've begun wondering
    if you're trying to tell me something

    we used to talk all night
    and do things alone together

    and i've begun

    (as a reaction to a feeling)
    to balance
    the pleasure of loneliness
    against the pain
    of loving you

    this is the whole poet.
    im wondering about the main theme of the poet.
    also comments are also welcome.
     
  2. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

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    I'd interpret the main theme as "life always balances out"
     
  3. Taras

    Taras I'm Not Hating, I'm Just Sayin'

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    I believe the author is expressing a life-altering dillema best summarized as "I don't know whether to shit or go blind." Very moving.
     
  4. reilina
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    reilina just a neophyte...

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    ok thanks guys but im wondering is it a love poet or
    a poet about life?
     
  5. notnarb

    notnarb Not narbing it up

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    Its a poem about balance in life connecting back to how hes dealing with love, so both