Bonus Cut Poetry: “The Duality of Things” By Nick Eaton

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Photo by: jakobhansson

This is Bonus Cut Poetry, a series that features original poems by Bonus Cut staff, artists and YOU! In this series, our mission is to bring people together in poetry, share stories and display wonderful artistic pieces. If you would like to have your poems in the next Bonus Cut Poetry installment, just email us at

This installment features guest-writer Nick Eaton.

The Duality of Things
By: Nick Eaton

Sometimes I wish things had been different
And I understand that I’d be different too
Maybe I could adopt all that indifference
The way I’ve always wanted to
Not to say I don’t shut down
Under all the weight we carry ‘round
This mid-size city’s a one horse town
And these barriers are begging to be broken through
It seems like noone else can hear them
Perhaps they only speak to their creator
This perception’s always claimed to be heaven sent
But I know the devil’s crazed lesson theater

Not to say that he exists
Just a string of thoughts inside my head
Sometimes I wish I didn’t know that
But sometimes, I’ve wished that I was dead
And that turned out to be silly
I suppose that this will too
I’ll wake up in twenty years
And it will all seem new
But it only kind of will be
I’ll have done it all before
I wonder if I’ll know that
And if I’ll know even more
Will the cycle just repeat itself
Or widen in its path
When I ask God for forgiveness
Will he throw his head back and laugh
And say you knew this was game
And I told you all the rules
You took your moral aim
And you pointed at your shoes
And I’ll recognize the voice
As my inner monologue
Listing my bad choices
The list is kinda long
And through this new perspective
Will I finally truly see
When I say I don’t believe in God
I don’t believe in me

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