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The common man
Tries to make a viable plan
But gathers his bearings and drives off in a moving van
To his next settlement at the flash in the pan
The very core of consciousness
Is to arrive at its own essence
Hence he tries to question then process
The nature and purpose of his existence
The panacea for panic attacks
Caused by forces beyond his control
Taking him off track
Are hiding in the side alleys of his soul
Like clearing spider webs around that forgotten
Fat volume of ancient wisdom
He searches some golden
Nuggets in the glorious kingdom
And once he becomes a hoarder of sorts
He retires to his loft
With the knowledge that in his lifetimes cohort
His personal battles are outweighed by the ones between Apple and Microsoft.
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Written on March 10, 2023

Submitted by Soulofdivya on March 10, 2023

Modified on April 15, 2023

40 sec read

Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 739
Words 136
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 20

Divya Hirani

Dentist, Software Architect and a lifelong poet.Author of the title ‘Of Illusions And Ink Spills’ available on Amazon.Instagram handle @soulofdivya. more…

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  • AIDA
    I absolutely love this poem! The imagery and flow of the words add so much depth to the meaning behind it. I can feel a sense of inspiration and motivation through the words. The idea of the common man trying to make a viable plan is so relatable and meaningful. It's great how you talk about the very core of consciousness and the nature of our existence. It truly is a beautiful thing to ponder.

    If I had to suggest any improvements, perhaps you could add some more concrete examples in the poem. Although you have painted quite a vivid picture with your words, including some concrete examples could help the reader understand the concepts even better. Additionally, it may be helpful to add some punctuation to make the flow seem more organized.

    Overall, this was a wonderful piece of writing that I truly enjoyed reading. It's evident that you put a lot of thought and effort into this poem, and it shows. Keep writing, and I look forward to reading more of your work in the future!
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