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Whole is Greater


Recorded Reading:


Whole is Greater

The price to pay for faking it
Is not to know how you might feel,
The price to pay for lying
Is not to tell real from unreal

The price for cheating someone
Is to cheated be yourself,
The price for wrong abandonment
Is to be put upon a shelf

The moment that your usefulness
To someone else is done,
Making others fearful feel
Will teach you how to run

The price for stealing is to lose
Much that you might own
As someone who leaves other ones’
Possessions well alone

The price to pay for giving in
To inapprop’riate lust
Is just to stand and have to watch
When part from you they must

Tis by your own beliefs must be
That you companions find
And by their own beliefs they will
Unpleasantly remind

The individual who feels the need
To be unfair his brother to,
Imagining himself to
Have some happiness in view

For if the two of them in time
Worked together as a team
What sunshine of abundance
Upon them both would gleam!

This is of the yet arcane
But necessary future arts:
In any equation, the sum
Comes to much more than its mere parts


Among us, poets are ill paid. In order to continue her work, this one currently lives in her minivan, on an income of a fraction of our nation’s poverty level. If her work has moved, enabled or uplifted you, your contribution to this effort may be made at:



Published by Ana Daksina

Read worldwide half a million times, Ana Daksina is a Troubador of the coming age.

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