The Gift



Entangled in this quantum shell
A mind with a story to tell

It all began with a carefree me
Adolescence rowing in serenity
A developing mind as it churned
Always altering for what it yearned
All the while dismissing the signs
Of cells in symbiotic declines

We watch this movie we call life
Balanced between harmony and strife
From dust into mind we spend
Then from mind to dust we end
We spend to end in this shell
And for what, who is assumed to tell?

What’s the purpose for this grift,
This ethereal journey we call a gift.

About this poem

Recognize that life is a gift for us to enjoy…. Lose the stress and realize we are all on a similar journey. The journey of the fleeting mind

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Written on October 27, 2010

Submitted by Michaelmatalon on September 06, 2021

Modified on April 26, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AA BBCCDD EEFFAA CX
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 515
Words 99
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 2, 6, 6, 2

Michael Matalon

I love to discuss topics relating to physics, spirituality & business. I run a private equity investment company, but in my spare time I enjoy writing. more…

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6 Comments
  • Roshny
    Inspiring message with great flow.
    LikeReply 12 years ago
  • Dougla$Irishman
    Our life is not our own, we were brought with a price !
    Jesus is the price and we can accept His gift as the present !
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • robertrad2021
    good poem. i like how it reflects existentialism, and how we try to make sense of it all, in a cosmos that is seemingly somewhat cool.
    LikeReply 12 years ago
  • Adventure22##
    It's obvious you are a deep thinker with something to say!
    Melita
    LikeReply 12 years ago
  • Adventure22##
    I admire your poetic abilities. As a Christian I believe life is a gift, naturally.
    I am here to glorify Jesus Christ and fulfill the two greater commandments of the new covernant. Thanks for your work! Melita 
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • Soulwriter
    Love your stuff
    LikeReply2 years ago
    • Michaelmatalon
      you made my day!
      LikeReply 12 years ago
    • Soulwriter
      I'm so glad - i just relate to it really. You arrange my thoughts onto paper for me :)
      LikeReply2 years ago
    • Michaelmatalon
      Charlotte Cohen sounds like a Sephardic name, are you SY?
      LikeReply2 years ago
    • Michaelmatalon
      let’s be friends ;p
      LikeReply 12 years ago
    • Soulwriter
      yep :)
      LikeReply2 years ago

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