Margaret Alice Second

Gold Star - 15,878 Points (24 January 1961 / South Africa)

All There Is (Re & Or) - Poem by Margaret Alice Second

Quite eerily, Stephen Pirie plies his eyrie in the sky,
attracted by Eastern principles of Yin and Yang, he
cannot see forests for trees, and he thinks a human
mind should be tuning-free and receiving everything
broadcast at the same time: woe to thee if a chaos
& confusion overpowers, you just have to carry on

Making cars without thought to Billy Joel's Uptown
Girl or Piano Man as individuals never dare listen
to others; he must sink into building cars only, for
fear of being overcome by feminine principles and
then receiving something specific, a great mistake,
man should be active - allow his mental knobs to

Turn freely on their own - dealing with the ensuing
chaos all alone, never falling into traps of listening
to what others say - as building cars is all there is


[ORIGINAL: ]

Stephen Pirie is quite eerie in his eyrie in the sky
attracted by Eastern Yin and Yang principles he
cannot see the forest for the trees, he thinks the
human mind should be free from tuning to receive
everything broadcast at the same time and woe to
thee if the chaos and confusion is overpowering,
you just have to carry on making cars without a
thought to Billy Joel's Uptown Girl or Piano Man
since the individual never dare to listen to others
as he must sink into building cars only for fear of
being overcome by the feminine principle and then
receiving something specific - a great mistake, man
should be active and allow his mental knobs to turn
freely on their own, dealing with the ensuing chaos
all alone, never falling into a the trap of listening to
what others say, building cars is all there is ….

Topic(s) of this poem: humor, satire


Poet's Notes about The Poem

[REVISED: A formalized and polished expression
distilled from the raw swell of emotion that triggered
the ORIGINAL poem.]

[ORIGINAL: A breathless run-on expression of emotion
upon discovering how metaphors are not understood by
certain authors who persist in sharing their misconceptions
with the public - so I had to show my respect for and
approval of his course of action by doing the same about
his viewpoints, honouring his activities by imitation.]

Comments about All There Is (Re & Or) by Margaret Alice Second

  • Gajanan Mishra (1/28/2016)


    chaos all alone.. I like it.. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Poem Edited: Thursday, January 28, 2016


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