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


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.


even wisdom must regard

the ocean of naïvety

that relentlessly transpires upon it.

~ Kelly Hartland


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.


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