Imprisoned victim

The unforgiving victim

is imprisoned by legality –

awaiting the trial.

~ Kelly Hartland

Contradiction # 3

Fulfilling your own wants and desires,

creates an emptiness within.

~ Kelly Hartland

Messing with art

The creative process flourishes

whilst on the brink of destruction.

~ Kelly Hartland

Contradiction #4

To attain happiness,

we must first risk becoming miserable.

~ Kelly Hartland

Puzzled

Life is an enigma to comprehend –

as soon as I think I have it pieced together,

it crumbles into reality.

~ Kelly Hartland

Contradiction #12

The question

can be of more consequence

than the answer.

~ Kelly Hartland

 

Wisdom in naivety

Wisdom is an island,

with lakes of knowledge

and rivers of experience.

But

even wisdom must regard

the ocean of naïvety

that relentlessly transpires upon it.

~ Kelly Hartland

Clay

The hard knocks in life

can give you your strongest,

and most striking features.

~ Kelly Hartland

Contradiction #8

Other people are not a source of peace or happiness;

but something deeper –

an experience of ourselves.

And yet,

without other people,

we may not experience peace or happiness.

Kelly Hartland

Perspectively Infinite

– I hold my opinion loosely –

loosely in my hands and wait –

wait and watch for the truth –

the truth to filter through my fingers and fall –

fall to the ground,

where it can be kicked up and stirred –

stirred to settle; to settle into a foundation –

foundation worthy to be built upon.

But

just as I begin to dream –

to dream of a grand building,

I see a crack –

crack in the foundation.

I fall to my knees –

not in despair, but hope!

I look into the crack;

it takes time for my eyes to adjust to the new perspective…

and I see.

I see a vastness of particles –

particles of truth.

I focus all of who I am on just one particle –

knowing; with my new eyes; knowing – that this particle of truth,

is but a tiny aspect of the whole –

a whole far greater than my own comprehension.

Such is why,

I hold my opinion loosely –

Kelly Hartland