All the World's a Labyrinth

January 22, 2014
By cecchmate BRONZE, Menlo Park, California
cecchmate BRONZE, Menlo Park, California
3 articles 0 photos 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in."
-Greek proverb


All the world’s a labyrinth –
The universe and all.
It may take some time to realize,
But you’ll never know it all.
You can map out a passage
You’ve come to know well,
Perhaps you’ve studied its corners and hedges,
But only time will tell.
Soon you will have passed on,
To leave it in another’s hands.
He’ll draw it on,
Long after you’re gone,
And its borders will expand.
Branches and leaves,
Twigs and debris,
Decay as you explore –
All that you’ve come to know,
All that you love and adore,
Falls and ferments,
With all those things you never explored.
See it fall and witness the trick,
A puzzle you’ll never piece,
And a problem you’ll never fix.
The world is all a labyrinth,
And his master is sly –
Never will you see what He saw with His own eye.
Spend your years sickened,
To seek the unreachable fate,
Enter in the labyrinth, take the sinful bait.
For you have no choice, my friend –
The world is all a labyrinth,
And you have entered in.



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on Feb. 11 2014 at 2:21 am
cecchmate BRONZE, Menlo Park, California
3 articles 0 photos 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in."
-Greek proverb

Aww, thank you so much!! Will do ;)

on Feb. 10 2014 at 2:56 pm
WinterRose76 SILVER, Ok., Florida
6 articles 6 photos 183 comments

Favorite Quote:
Arise and be all that you dream - Flyleaf

This is incredible, please write more! :)

cecchmate said...
on Jan. 30 2014 at 7:05 pm
Thank you so much!! :)

cecchmate said...
on Jan. 30 2014 at 7:05 pm
Wow! Thank you so much! I'm so glad you enjoyed it :D

on Jan. 30 2014 at 4:32 pm
ansem_unlimited PLATINUM, Frederick, Maryland
33 articles 0 photos 140 comments

Favorite Quote:
Thou may think of me as desired, to idolize or villanize me whichever you may choose. but gaze upon me and thou sall not see the husk of a man! for all my sins and all my bliss, i am anything but hollow
-Ansem_Unlimited

2 things that I liked in this article that stood out to me would have to be the poem's level of subtlety, I love how the reader has to kind of disect the poem to figure out the message, but they don't have to work too hard to absorb its meaning! this is a really cool quallity that adds a whole other layer of depth to a poem when used correctly, something I have yet to master but you seem to have it down to a science, you should be really proud of that. my second detail I liked, is that the topic is so diverse and well portrayed that it adds to the flow of the poem and adds even more depth to your words. I thuroughly enjoyed this and i can't wait for more! (PS please excuse any misspelled words in this comment)

on Jan. 30 2014 at 12:57 pm
loveisntreal GOLD, Arcata, California
19 articles 0 photos 51 comments

Favorite Quote:
"you live what you've learned." -linkin park

i love it:) you did a really good job. i love everything about it. 

on Jan. 29 2014 at 9:56 pm
cecchmate BRONZE, Menlo Park, California
3 articles 0 photos 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in."
-Greek proverb

That's exactly the idea I was aiming for when I wrote it! Wow, thank you so much for commenting! :) I love the whole idea, especially with science and technology - it seems like our world just keeps getting more and more technologically advanced, and we think we've made it so far and the end is in sight, but really, we'll never know or comprehend everything. In one way, it's frightening - but in another, I feel like it's really soothing; like that's exactly the way it's supposed to be. Anyways... thanks again :)

on Jan. 28 2014 at 5:00 pm
Shahrier PLATINUM, Colma, California
28 articles 10 photos 110 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I'm a river that no longer flows" - a friend
"when the people lead, leaders follow" - Gandhi

love the rhymes, and the concept of things. in this world we think we live a free life, able to do anything, but everything is limited. but we map things out, generation after generation, building upon each other. ans how seeking knowledge is like a poison. i absolutely loved this. the imagery, the rhyming were all really good. the setting, at first i thought it would just be sad a gloomy, but it was full of adventure for me and curiosity. very nice. 


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