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A Poet’s Rambling



World of satire.
Satire of satires.
A senryu poem.

Can you imagine.
What life would be like.
If there were no death.

Though time would still past.
People would never perish.
Life without meaning!

Without a surprise.
Imagination would cease.
Dreams would never start.

Day would seem like night.
Time would be a foolish thing.
Night would seem like day.

The world predictive.
Children would cease from wonder.
Schooling a bother.

Wars might even cease.
No ends to justify means.
Peace with no limits.

Viewing his new world.
The pessimist might decry:
“The ‘New’ is the ‘Old.’”

Viewing his mindset.
The eternal optimist.
Sees Hope everywhere.

Mind not this message.
For this is just a poem.
A poet’s rambling.

About this poem

Just imagine living in another dimension of time where one would never grow old or would never die. How tolerable would such a world be? For some, it would be a dream come true. For others, it would be a nightmare. This thought is made for all to note: The silver lining of the optimist will always outshine the dark clouds of the pessimist. This composition, “A Poet’s Rambling,” is written in the format of an extended ten-stanza Japanese senryu poem highlighting the irony of life in all of its expectations; and that life without suffering, has no meaning.  

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Written on January 26, 2022

Submitted by karlcfolkes on January 26, 2022

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Karl Constantine FOLKES

Retired educator of Jamaican ancestry with a lifelong interest in composing poetry dealing particularly with the metaphysics of self-reflection; completed a dissertation in Children’s Literature in 1995 at New York University entitled: An Analysis of Wilhelm Grimm’s “Dear Mili” Employing Von Franzian Methodological Processes. The subject of the dissertation concerned the process of Individuation. more…

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