One

Michael Matalon 1973 (New York)



Distractions
   constant and futile
   are forever brutal
   in the search for truth

   and

Transactions
   in greed and power
   leave us weak and sour
   in the quest for peace

   yet,

Attractions
   to wisdom and love
   gives us hope thereof
   to be who we are

   One

About this poem

We're all distracted with life, and we all transact in living, but what we should do is attract what matters most!

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Written on September 02, 2011

Submitted by Michaelmatalon on September 09, 2021

Modified on April 14, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABBX ACCX ADDC
Closest metre Iambic dimeter
Characters 258
Words 44
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4

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  • belladonnableu71
    Beautifully written.
    LikeReply 11 year ago
  • rnadc
    I really like the structure of this poem. Nicely done...
    LikeReply 11 year ago
  • queenbeesecrets
    Beautifully put thank you
    LikeReply 21 year ago
  • Dougla$Irishman
    Who is the ONE
    Not us we hope
    Is it the Son
    Then we can cope !
    LikeReply 12 years ago
  • Branyler
    Thanks for me
    LikeReply 12 years ago
  • Soulwriter
    Nicely balance poem.
    LikeReply2 years ago

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