Untitled Document- Posterity

Michael Ullom 2004 (Fayetteville)



I feel like an immortal being,
Juxtaposed with youthful volition,
Meager enough to lack great meaning,
Yet verbose enough for existence.

I am a pinprick drop of blood,
Flowing softly through a skinless vein;
Ambition not my own, tells me should,
Yet this destined weight marks: all is vain.

Another eve hangs lowly now,
For she is an ageless time of day;
Cast from such a celestial glow,
So as we speak, who records our say?

An ember dwindling to exhaust,
Rekindled with a flame upon flame;
Posterity demands a damned cost,
Within this cage, will the next be the same?
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Written on February 23, 2023

Submitted by michaelu.47366 on February 23, 2023

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AXAX XBXB XCXC DEDE
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 571
Words 119
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4

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