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A scratch on the sand

The dead are forgotten
All they held dear to heart
Dusty distant recall
Gone with them far afield
While we sit on an edge
A limbo of some sort
Pondering on our fate
On what lies beyond here

Beyond the final sill
We can only imagine
Glories of paradise
And the torments of hell
While we struggle so hard
With realities today
Draw and erase or write
On the sand of our time

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Comments

I think you are trying too hard to be profound.

As a general impression I've gained over the years your best works are ones where you introduce a human element, with perhaps some narrative, rather than trying to be philosophical or make overt social and political statements.

cheers,
Jess
Neopoet is a workshop. Poets take the time to read and think about your work and offer suggestions.
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This is a fall out of my attempt at meter. It was not much of the content and the title came at the first sketch. I couldn't classify it, but kept on scribbling, hoping that a proper analysis will give me an insight.

I get the message, to play down on over-dose of philosophical, religious and social statements, Thank you and best wishes.

tr

A rekindled faith - Dancing in the Light

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I read this just for content and didn't notice your experiment with meter.

It doesn't have a regular or formal meter, but the alternate word is 'flow'. And indeed it flows, so much more readable than your other works.

I am too lazy to 'parse' this (believe me it requires a lot of work, using Advanced formatting to put stressed syllables in Bold)

This really works in that sense and it is ok to write less than your best poetry while working on your craft so forgive my previous comment, although it does contain some truth.

cheers,
Jess
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In a bid to understand meters and syllables, I stumbled upon a pattern in the poem by Ella wheeler Wilcox, 'THE LAW', which runs like this:

The sun may be clouded, yet ever the sun
Will sweep on its course till the cycle is run.
And when into chaos the systems are hurled,
Again shall the builder reshape a new world.

Please, how do I classify this piece in term of structure, meter and syllable? I used a drum in my attempt to get the flow, I failed as I am not good in the art of drumming, but it makes me want to practice the more using Yoruba talking drum. Thank you.

tr

A rekindled faith - Dancing in the Light

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The sun/ may be cloud/ed, yet ever/ the sun
Will sweep/ on its course/ till the cycle/ is run.
And when/ into cha/os the sys/tems are hurled,
Again/ shall the build/er reshape/ a new world.

A combination of iambic da DUM
and anapestic da da DUM

cheers,
Jess
Neopoet is a workshop. Poets take the time to read and think about your work and offer suggestions.
There is no obligation to make any changes however please acknowledge critique and comments.

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