Cosmic Brethren With One Goal

Do not be flustered if you find,
This poem challenges the mind.
To question what is false or real;
To know the truth, beyond the pale.

Finding ways to bring together,
Vagrant lives, all as a tether.
Binding each, though far or near;
Yoked with tender loving care.

Born under sign of Gemini,
This poet roams ‘twixt low and high.
At cusp of water and the moon;
His artistry to find a boon.

The family of humankind,
Must find again, some way to bind,
The broken ties that separate;
With the result to render hate.

I am the betwixt and the between,
Courting both the seen and the unseen.
Bearer of light, seeking the dark;
To find within a precious spark.

For what is lost, can yet be found,
Returning us to higher ground.
Let poetry be the potion, friends;
Enjoining all to make amends.

Double, double, ‘midst life’s troubles,
A poet’s broth brings healing bubbles.
And with a touch of mercury;
Quicksilver lines of poetry.

A potion to transform the soul,
Distempered lives, to make them whole.
For some, a chance to find rebirth;
To reconcile their lives on earth.

For most of us, that’s common sense,
A chance to gain some recompense.
A way to get a refreshed start;
In life’s living, make it art.

The metaphysics of life’s play,
In giving meaning to each day.
The alchemy to find that spark;
That brightens everything that’s dark.

The emptiness that strives for hope,
To find a way in life to cope.
Earth, Air, Fire, Water — the mix;
The Magnum Opus is the fix.

And from this mix now comes the stew,
Alchemically, a potent brew.
With lines of poetry, some askew;
Selected to start life anew.

For those who choose to lend an ear,
This poet thanks you that you care.
Together, then, let’s seek to mend;
All those things that do offend.

As comrades, we are unified,
With new-found strength that’s magnified.
Cosmic brethren with one goal;
Seeking victory for each soul.

About this poem

In Western astrology, the zodiac signs elements fall into four categories as follows: 1. Air Signs — Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius. 2. Water Signs — Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces. 3. Earth Signs — Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. 4. Fire Signs — Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. Within this astrological framework, I am classified as an air sign (born in the third week of June), and therefore embracing a water sign (at the cusp of Cancer). What the zodiac signs do not highlight is that, psychologically, all humans, although of different astrological compositions, are vested with the same two dispositions and demeanors of demonstrating both a public self and a private self, of an ego and a persona; manifested socially and culturally in our public and our private postures, either in the form of an introvert, or that of an extravert; in our manifestation of divided psychological selves that ultimately seek and desire integration, the Magnum Opus of the teleological goal of human Individuation. While this poem is written from the perspective of the poet’s persona and psychological makeup, it alludes to the observation and claim that, as Homo Sapiens, we all have more traits in common that unite us as members of the same species; cosmic brethren with one goal. 

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Written on November 09, 2022

Submitted by karlcfolkes on November 09, 2022

Modified by karlcfolkes on November 09, 2022

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Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
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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 1991 at New York University entitled: An Analysis of Wilhelm Grimm’s ‘Liebe Mili’ (translated into English as “Dear Mili”), Employing Von Franzian Methodological Processes of Analytical Psychology. The subject of the dissertation concerned the process of Individuation. more…

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  • teril
    Your poetry certainly does unify! Thank you for putting your beautiful thoughts into words.
    LikeReply1 year ago


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