To Cease to Ponder

November 4, 2017
By RachelReid SILVER, Murphy, North Carolina
RachelReid SILVER, Murphy, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Be still and know that I am God."

Oh, we cease to gaze upon the light, such
has never been so gray as it seems now.
We will pass this by, though, however much
we wish to escape, this so faithful bough.

As time has dwindled past the ages, we
have ceased to ponder the thoughts which plague our
minds. Simply submitting to a repeat
of our routines, failing to see each hour.

Our lives we share with our thoughts, so dear are
these we’ve wrought. To wait, to ponder, to seek,
has the world lost these virtues? Shadows scar
the horizon, the future seems so bleak.

Should we sit idle and watch the world fade?
To seek, to think, leads us out of the shade.

The author's comments:

"To Cease to Ponder" is simply about the ways of the world in this day and age. The world "submits to a repeat" "of our daily routines", therefore, the world has "ceased to ponder". The world has ceased to ponder life, love, spirituality, etc. We no longer sit and make rational calculations. We rush, and hurry to school and work, ignoring the true issues occuring within our world and our lives. In this sonnet, thinking is compared to a "faithful bough", and it should be noted that the world is now essentiallly "treading on a twig" when it comes to thoughts and contemplations.

This poem's main use is to encourage the reader to contemplate and dissect the true meaning of life, which most people fail to do. 

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torinae BRONZE said...
on Apr. 16 at 2:55 pm
torinae BRONZE, Murphy , North Carolina
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You are awesome bff! You would be the world's best writer.

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