YIN / YANG
Excitement and serenity are poles
We oscillate between throughout our lives
As we pursue our grand or trivial goals
According as our character contrives.
Frenetic temperaments are supercharged
With energy and driven to succeed;
Often their wills and egos are enlarged
While their compulsions emanate from greed.
Tranquility, however, rules the others
Who are essentially contemplative,
Seeing in men not enemies but brothers
While seeking calm and peaceful ways to live.
Could these two modes be held in equipoise
They'd prove the route to optimize our joys.