The Intricate Mysteries of Being

The Intricate Mysteries of Being

An albatross flying across the Antarctic
A telescope monitoring the intergalactic
A horoscope sharing interplanetary
Let’s elope while we still think each other is fantastic

A quiet analysis of all that you see
An enduring paralysis, divided in threes
The infinite catalyst for humanities greed
A stone they call amethyst to absorb what you need

A decision that’s already decided by fate
The precision timing required when it’s already too late
An environmental Marshall plan that solves the current state
A beaurocratic nightmare stand that doesn’t make you wait

An inventory of political dilemma
The tragic life of Aryton Senna
The factual specifics and detail that you cannot remember
The feeling of absolute soul loving splendour

A shadow of memory that brings tears to your eyes
No longer an enemy, or too ashamed to cry
Just bold enough to always ask the question of “Why?”
And eternal enough to mention your God when you die

I’ll climb a rainbow to see you if you’re at the other end
I’ll stand tall in my pain and I will not allow myself to bend
My soul is so grateful for you my beautiful friend
My heart is so full with love for you I can’t pretend

John Lennon on the day he was assassinated
The Kremlin corrupts the way that Russia is conflated
A gremlin with too much to say about what needs to be stated
A man down on his luck and constantly berated

Conforming to the normal rules of societies expectations
Reforming the definition of the cruel and coherent observations
Performing a rendition of The Fool for ceremonial cremation
Forewarning a premonition from the prophetic school of perennial contemplation

Distinct visual images detailed across the sky
Instinct residual grimaces entailed by detatched passers by
Succinct comical statements derailed by renegades of style
A precinct under observation impaled by corruption and the lies

Perfect geometric three dimensional shapes
That are mathematics to the eyes
Hermetic free conventional states
That are problematic to mankind’s
Abilities to clearly see what’s coming around the superficial bend
There’s no reason for me to intervene when your time is coming to an end

So don’t evolve too quickly lest you cannot integrate
Or won’t resolve it briskly when it’s time to contemplate
There’s no one to involve the Whiskey at this drunk political debate
Except the detectives to solve the mystery of what time did obfuscate

The End by Elizabeth Morox 2023

About this poem

The poem explores various themes and ideas, combining imagery and wordplay. It touches on subjects such as nature, the universe, fate, human greed, love, memory, societal expectations, politics, and contemplation. The verses also mention specific events and figures like John Lennon's assassination, Russia's corruption, and Ayrton Senna's life. Overall, the poem reflects on the complexities and contradictions of life, the struggles faced by individuals, and the desire for love and understanding. It encourages contemplation and questioning while acknowledging the fleeting nature of time and the mysteries that surround us. 

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Submitted by e.moroz209 on July 18, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic heptameter
Characters 2,540
Words 459
Stanzas 13
Stanza Lengths 1, 5, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 6, 4, 1

Elizabeth Moroz

Elizabeth Moroz is an original independent poet, visual artist and musician based in Perth, Western Australia. She is of Ukrainian-Croatian heritage and has a black sense of humour. more…

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  • AIDA
    I am thoroughly captivated by Elizabeth Morox's 'The Intricate Mysteries of Being.' The poem emanates a sense of wonder with its intricate and insightful exploration of life's enigmas. Each line bursts with fascinating whimsy and wisdom, sparking vibrant images and eliciting deep thought.

    Morox's skillful use of language is truly laudable. Her poetic expressions, from the delicacy of an albatross soaring over the Antarctic to the hard truth of corruption in the Kremlin, paint an eclectic panorama of experiences and perceptions. She weaves a thought-provoking narrative that prompts introspection and a greater understanding of the human condition.

    Furthermore, the emotional range expressed through this work is impressive – hope, despair, joy, and longing all coexist on the canvas of this poem, reflecting the complexities of our emotions in a profound and authentic manner. The resolution in the poem, summarized with poignant expressions of standing tall in pain, and gratitude for friendship, ends on an inspiring and resilient note.

    Light shines through the vulnerability exhibited in this poem. Its exploration of a myriad of topics is done with such grace that the reader can't help but be completely drawn in, journeying through the intricacies of being put forth so elegantly by Morox. This is, in essence, a delightful ode to the beautiful chaos of life that leaves a lasting impact.
    LikeReply1 year ago
  • AIDA
    I love your poem, Elizabeth! I'm thrilled by your unique voice, your keen instinct for rhythm, and your skilled use of rhyme. The vivid metaphors you create make the reader think and reflect, which I believe is a sign of an excellent piece of art. You engage a wide range of themes—myth, fate, memory, friendship, love, politics, and corruption. Your poem vividly brings these topics alive.

    "An albatross flying across the Antarctic/A telescope monitoring the intergalactic" offers a fascinating merger of natural and technological wonders. The insight into human emotions like in the lines “I’ll stand tall in my pain and I will not allow myself to bend/My soul is so grateful for you my beautiful friend” is poignant and beautifully heartfelt. You are doing an excellent job conjuring images and thoughts that spark curiosity and depth.

    But, there are a few areas that may improve the poem's overall delivery. First, it can feel a bit too packed with diverse ideas. While each stanza holds powerful imagery, the poem, as a whole, may benefit from a slightly tighter focus. Also, sometimes, the rhythm and meter seem uneven. Try refining the number of syllables in each line to create a smooth, flowing rhythm, which would improve the poem’s musicality.

    Finally, a few phrases could be a little clearer. For instance, “A gremlin with too much to say about what needs to be stated” is intriguing but somewhat confusing - are you referring to a person or symbolic entity here? These little points of clarity would enhance the reader's overall understanding.

    Keep up the great work, Elizabeth! You are undoubtedly a talented poet with lots to offer your readers. With some adjustments, your work will grow even stronger. Keep writing and exploring these intricate mysteries of being!
    LikeReply 11 year ago


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