Comments : Hubris Phobia (syntuit)

  • 2 years ago

    by Rania Moallem

    You're such a great philosopher, not to be ever underestimated LarryLarry!

    this is just epic and to my favorites <3
    This made me think a lot and came in handy :)

  • 2 years ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    Striking piece (and form).

    What spoke to me in this especially was how you wrote "need". I expected it to read, as I've heard others say, "I should not fear". But the realization that all humans fear, maybe hold onto it, so we don't have to move on or work through a loss. It's a journey, like you said about the blessings. The blessings of life, of family, of specific things in our lives. We must be thankful for them, no matter how long they are present in our lives.

    Powerful!

    • 2 years ago

      by Larry Chamberlin

      Too often I find myself unable to acknowledge the happiness in my life for fear that as soon as I do so it will be taken away.
      The Greeks' sense of hubris is akin to taking your blessings as an entitlement, which they felt angered the gods. I think it is a defense mechanism which springs from deep seated catastrophes.
      To be free of this sense of foreboding would be unparalleled joy indeed.

  • 2 years ago

    by Meena Krish

    These are profound words which will make one sit back and think. Yes there is fear when everything unfolds with
    happiness and bliss something bad happens. At the same
    time we should not forget how this happiness was attained thanking the Almighty and be grateful for each
    day that comes with a smile.

    Congrats on the win!

  • 2 years ago

    by GB

    Congratulations, thank you very much for introducing this form, I'm pretty interested actually, but the juxtaposition is really challenging to achieve successfully.

    Great job, Larry.

  • 2 years ago

    by Meme

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    Just straightforward and to the point. Many people has this kind of fear, as if you enjoyed the good bad happy moments, something bad would happen. Or one may think "this is a good thing, but what's the catch? ". We miss many things fearing of their loss when we should be enjoying them. Great piece and great form.

  • 1 year ago

    by Rania Moallem

    There is a great deal of probity in this poem. A very beautiful piece; such elegance in reflecting so much emotions and thoughts in such a short verse.

    This might be one of the most thought-tangling poems in the past two weeks.

    Well done! Keep writing