Lynn W. Petty

Gold Star - 5,176 Points (3/29/28 / Newport Beach, California)

The Grand Scheme Of Things - Poem by Lynn W. Petty

How important I feel, indomitable, invincible.
Then, I read they found a nebula; a white illuminate;
An interfuse of gaseous light, hung from the galactic ceiling.

Deep within the deepest dark of darkest night is the forming
Of a new star, seven thousand light years away,
Its gas-cloud formation towering six trillion miles.
I, with an average weight of one-hundred-seventy-five pounds;
Standing five feet ten and one-half inches tall; a life span
Approximately, seventy-five years, have suddenly been struck
With the realization of how supercilious I am in the grand scheme
Of things.

Topic(s) of this poem: self discovery

Form: Blank Verse


Comments about The Grand Scheme Of Things by Lynn W. Petty

  • Bri Edwards (12/18/2016 8:21:00 PM)


    hmm? research time! help, Gooogle! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    su·per·cil·i·ous
    ˌso͞opərˈsilēəs/
    adjective
    adjective: supercilious

    behaving or looking as though one thinks one is superior to others.
    a supercilious lady's maid
    synonyms: arrogant, haughty, conceited, disdainful, overbearing, pompous, condescending, superior, patronizing, imperious, proud, snobbish, snobby, smug, scornful, sneering; informal hoity-toity, high and mighty, uppity, snooty, stuck-up, snotty, snot-nosed, jumped up, too big for one's britches
    a supercilious young clerk

    Origin
    early 16th century: from Latin superciliosus ‘haughty, ’ from supercilium ‘eyebrow.’
    Translate supercilious to
    Use over time for: supercilious

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    Or.............................? ? ? ? ? ?

    .su·per·flu·ous
    so͞oˈpərflo͞oəs/
    adjective
    adjective: superfluous

    unnecessary, especially through being more than enough.
    the purchaser should avoid asking for superfluous information
    synonyms: surplus (to requirements) , nonessential, redundant, unneeded, excess, extra, (to) spare, remaining, unused, left over, in excess, waste
    superfluous material
    unnecessary, unneeded, redundant, uncalled for, unwarranted
    words seemed superfluous
    antonyms: necessary, essential

    Origin ..............................
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    Or......................INESSENTIAL? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

    I THINK IT IS ALL superSILLINESS! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

    lynn, i neither consider myself above nor below anything or anybody, ......................well, don't tell my wife that! ! !

    bri :)
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 10, 2016



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