I love resolutions  But not just any kind  It’s not that I’m picky  But there’s one in particular  That induces beautiful heart palpitations  And the grooviest finger spasms    Don’t misunderstand  I’m not a masochist  Rather, I’d like to think of myself  As a relatable realist    I too admire cooperation  Among world leaders who  Against all odds seek resolutions  ‘Tis a beautiful ending too    Or when our favorite characters  Reach the high point of their tales  And sink deep into our human nature  Putting our hearts up for sale    Yet, as lifesaving  Or heartwarming, or frustrating  As these conclusions can be  The resolution I speak of  Involves a bit more math    I know what it is that you are assuming  So to avoid any and all confusion  And to ensure that I maintain your attention  This is equally satisfying without any calculating    This resolution, of which I speak so fondly  Occurs when the dominant five seven chord  Returns to the one chord so pleasantly  Though, to this I assure you there is even more    Play this with a minor tonic  And the relationship becomes all the more ironic  As the flat seven thrashes about  Towards the major third only trying to stick out    The duo shouldn’t work  Yet I find my interest nevermore sold  Infact, the trio of these and the fifth  Riddle the chord with grime and filth    Put these two minor thirds on each other  And you’ll find the chaos is quite a bother  Now the irony comes flooding in  There’s still more tension to make you cringe    Typically the resolution to the major tonic  Would be sonically sweet  But this time it’s minor  And in my opinion, significantly finer    The conflict temporarily subsides  As you expect a resolution between the three sides  But when the minor triad is formed  A whole new monster is born    Although it is a resolution  And by its very nature, it’s peaceful  Because of the minor absolution  The chord remains fearful    You try hard to deny this  But it lingers as though you missed a key detail  And that detail ensues to become the next world crisis  Or the plot to your favorite character’s sequel    That balance between peace and chaos  Is a fine line we’ve worshipped for generations  Is that not why we created gods?  This is merely it’s musical interpretation    Some people need religion  As a means for maintaining their sanity  I’ve never subscribed to such notions  But I can see why for some it’s an absolute necessity    Because for me  If there were one thing I’d absolutely die without  It would have to be  That five one resolution without a doubt 

This poem is about: 
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