Karl Constantine FOLKES 1935 (Portland)
Faith, Hope, Peace and Love.
August doctrine of the metaphysician.
A Pauline healer of the human soul.
In quest of divine love and salvation.
To leave no human being behind.
As an island entire unto himself.
But to have us all as continental beings.
Not drifting away as fissured s(h)elves.
Yet ever shifting tectonically apart.
We are; relative to each other.
By language, class, race, color, creed.
With false expansion of our sense of being.
Contracting — rather than expanding.
Conversely so; and even more, inversely so.
Man remaining — an island unto himself.
O the irony of sophisticated modern man!
About this poem
This four-stanza poem takes a satirical look at the metaphysical state of modern man.
Written on October 31, 2023
Submitted by karlcfolkes on October 31, 2023
Modified by karlcfolkes on November 02, 2023
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|Scheme||XAXA XBXX XXXC CXBA|
|Closest metre||Iambic pentameter|
|Stanza Lengths||4, 4, 4, 4|
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"The Metaphysical State of Modern Man" Poetry.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 4 Dec. 2023. <https://www.poetry.com/poem/172262/the-metaphysical-state-of-modern-man>.