The Four Seasons Of Man



Spring arrived, ‘Twas the dawn of man
Consciousness exploded with a Big Bang
We foraged inquisitively for berries and nuts
Soon building settlements and primitive huts

A subtle spark conjured otherworldly fire
And with it came a burning desire
Tales of titans and mythical creatures
Serpents and beasts with grotesque features

Summer arose, out rolled the wheel
Stonework replaced by the forging of steel
Harnessing power from great rivers and streams
Oceans soon conquered by ships of dreams

There were wondrous amphitheaters without a flaw
Spectacular cathedrals that left us in awe
Advances in medicine enhanced our lives
Youthful deaths seemed for the archives

Autumn emerged, the pinnacle of man
Although swarming to billions wasn’t the plan
The thriving Metropolis made man a city dweller
Piercing the sky with scrapers so stellar

Technology progressed to an unfathomable height
Our synapses fired so glaringly bright
We drove motor cars and traversed the stars
And even toyed with the idea of avatars

Winter came, and into ash we did burn
We dug our graves and had nowhere to turn
Conquered by robotics that we impatiently built
Mega cities crumbled to sand and silt

We gave godly power to Artificial Intelligence
Paying the ultimate price when they evolved to sentience
Mighty bombs dropped, and every city fell
The curtains sadly drawn as mankind bids farewell

About this poem

The definitive story of man, IF, we are not extremely careful.

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Written on October 12, 2023

Submitted by Lee_Geoghegan on October 12, 2023

Modified by Lee_Geoghegan on March 24, 2024

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AXBB CCDD EEFF XXXX AACC GGHH IIJJ XBKK
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 1,380
Words 229
Stanzas 8
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

Lee Geoghegan

Lee Geoghegan holds an honours bachelor degree in horticulture, He has always had a keen interest in plants and wildlife, He finds it extremely relaxing when he is working in his greenhouse at his local allotment site. His poem entitled ‘Beautiful Day' depicts how he gazes upon nature and how the natural world resonates so deeply within his heart. Lee has always enjoyed poetry, his favourite poem has always been The Lake Isle of Innisfree by W.B Yeats, the poem paints a vivid picture of tranquility for him and resonates deeply. Lee is currently working on various projects and his ambition is to become a talented and respected poet. more…

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