Waseem Sherif

Veteran Poet - 1,373 Points (Tunisia)

The Thinker Who Facepalmed - Poem by Waseem Sherif

I have heard of a thinker
a man that seems
in search for an answer

bearing the world on his shoulders
he had to sit down
to contemplate further

They said Rodin is his maker.
honestly I don't care.
sometimes the creation
is more important than the creator

He looks down; He thinks far
far beyond his time
and into our modern scars:

the current state of our minds,
a collective degradation,
money and fame, the new divine.

Images of the modern bane
golden teeth and drooling mouths
vacant eyes, a veil of shame

Poor thinker, now full of qualms
it seems to me all he did
was his version of a facepalm.

Topic(s) of this poem: thinking , world


Poet's Notes about The Poem

2016

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 25, 2016



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