Saturday, April 5, 2014

Poetry Analysis: Evolution by L. F. Rea

by M. J. Joachim
Updated 11/16/15






It must have been a beautiful place
Before man rose from the mud
Before the embryonic membrane made its journey
Before the flowering bud

But in the age of dragons that flew the sky
Before the moon was captured as our all-seeing eye
And man made an exception to evolved in its embrace
Where the Earth was so much different, a very different place

Love made its deceiving journey
Along with beauty of all things
And it seems in evolution
Love always pulled the strings

This planet has a history of the stronger ones on top
The weaker one submitting, then both partners lose the plot
Where no one thing is equal as Einstein’s theories prove
If love is the greatest attractor, do emotions always lose

But now our earth is dying and it’s aged before our eyes
Its rivers are polluted with garbage on the tides
Its air is the getting harder to take into my lungs
And the physics of pollution bring large tears to my sums

Analysis

If ever there was a call to action, a screaming from the rooftops to quit living in denial, this poem, Evolution brings it home! From the beginning of time to present day, we can’t help but to embark on the journey, taking note of where we’ve been, where we are and where we plan to go.

Each stanza illustrates a captivating moment in time, while transitioning to the next phase - slowly, like the millions of years it took to get us to this point.

O, and what a point it is too, from the vast beauty to the polluted legacy of individual illness becoming our foray, the implied future being painful death and certain decay.

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M. J.

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