Dictum of Pendulum

(Precept precedes pretext.
Pretext precedes precept.
The precept of pendulum is  Epic of Extremes;
and the pretext of existence is Edict of Swings.
We are but pendulums in clocks of dreams.
We dangle with ticks; sway with what Time brings.)

we oscillate as we stir and steer.

between waking and sleeping we shuttle
between night and day we scuttle
we vacillate between coming and leaving
like a rocking chair forward-backward swinging

we hesitate between holding-on and letting-go
like a cradle swaying to and fro
we falter between right and wrong
we waver between weak and strong

between ‘yes’ and ‘no’ we teeter
between work and play we flutter
we move between here and there
back and forth we dither.

dictum of pendulum rules!

– dictum
is between
aphorism and truism.

 – pendulum
is between
leftism and rightism.

(c) 2003 Chito L. Aguilar



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