The Master Does Not Hear



The rest appears unending
in cemeteries far and near
may a master know what’s pending

for those thought to be transcending
below the walk is what I fear
the rest appears unending

it's what I'm clearly comprehending
when sleep is neither here nor there
may a master know what’s pending

repose, a momentary descending
it’s a fear of which I swear
the rest appears unending

that souls somehow will be ascending
receiving supremely rendered care
may a master know what’s pending

what is the point of this pretending
if we are destined for nowhere
the rest appears unending
may a master know what’s pending
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Submitted by MichaelEugeneCantrall on June 29, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AbA abA acA acA acA acAA
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 593
Words 104
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4

Eugene Michaels

A native of Northern California, the poet Michael Eugene Cantrall is a graduate of Stanford University (M.A. & B.A. in philosophy) and Shasta Community College (A.A. in Journalism). Michael pens poems while watching the deer, coyotes, raccoons, squirrels, black bear, and the occasional mountain lion scamper around the Sierra foothills. more…

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