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The Script of Our Lives

The script of our lives.
Bears some things that lay hidden.
Ever unfolding.
Borne from the womb to the tomb.
Imprinted in our psyche.

The psyche — our home.
It has so many mansions.
Our home and cocoon.
Of which we are conscious.
And yet remain unconscious.

Our home and cocoon.
Where we are all located.
Native residence.
From which we came — to return.
An ouroboros journey.

Life is a journey.
The journey of the psyche.
Ever unfolding.
From the dawn of creation.
Sun, moon, and stars in union.

Life is a journey.
With many transformations.
Never unceasing.
From one cycle to another.
A book without an ending.

What seems like the end.
Begins some other stages.
The chrysalis stage.
Just like the caterpillar.
Transformed to a butterfly.

The script of our lives.
Though seemingly predestined.
Requires Free Will.
And all our dispositions.
To provide it with meaning.

At its unfolding.
The script is not a blank slate.
Our parents formed it.
It has some composition.
Waiting for our completion.

Steady unfolding.
With chapters and with verses.
Is each person’s life.
That comes along with glitches.
As tasks for us to battle.

Our home, then, is the psyche.
Ever unfolding.
No ending, no beginning.
Our native cocoon.
Where we depart — and return.

At our departing.
Is pause for transformation.
At psyche’s calling.
With chance of new unfolding.
Again — to seek completion.

The script of our lives.
Whether long or whether short.
Is ours to fulfill.
Divinely crafted for us.
Ours to mold — each breath we take.

About this poem

The script of our lives, whether long or short, is the unfolding of our lives, an unfolding that engages all of us along with the collective universal unfolding of nature in its manifold forms with its mysterious design of Oneness.

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Written on April 16, 2022

Submitted by karlcfolkes on April 16, 2022

Modified on April 28, 2023

1:39 min read

Quick analysis:

Scheme AbCxd xeFgg Fxxhd DdCbb Decic xjxix Axkec cxxbb cjxxx dCcfh cbccb Axkgx
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 1,535
Words 330
Stanzas 12
Stanza Lengths 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5

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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