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Reptilian Oxymoron

A Poem of Contradictions

By Michelle LiewPublished 28 days ago Updated 28 days ago 1 min read
Photo by Richard Elzey on Flickr

Anyone who has lived life for a period will realise that it is a bundle of contradictions. We contradict ourselves most of the time, sometimes making a statement that supports one perspective while our actions reflect quite the opposite.

Reptilian oxymoron is thus how I would describe the Brachiosaurus. It is a bundle of contradictions, being the gentle giant that it is. Dinosaur lovers like myself acknowledge its strength and power, Yet, despite this, it is a picture of serenity. Many pictorial representations of this great beast are of it grazing idly by lakes.

And, like this majestic reptile, we too embrace diametric opposites quite a bit of the time. We can be calm one minute and explosive the next. We can party hard and be studious at once. We can be annoyed at our better halves and love them to no end as well.

That's why understanding others, and even ourselves, can be a little tough. Enjoy these haiku verses and the reptilian oxymoron that is the Brachiosaurus.

Slow, gentle giant

Awesome reptile of softness

Humongous finesse

Calm, gentle giant

Herculean and delicate'

Tender and mighty.


About the Creator

Michelle Liew

Hi, i am an English Language teacher cum freelance writer with a taste for pets, prose and poetry. When I'm not writing my heart out, I'm playing with my three dogs, Zorra, Cloudy and Snowball.

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  • Esala Gunathilake27 days ago

    Wonderfully written!

  • Calm one minute and explosive the next is what I do best, lol. Loved your poem!

  • angela hepworth28 days ago

    Lovely poem! There are two sides to everything!

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