Music of the Spheres II: If Mankind Were A Thought Bubble

Music of the Spheres II:
If Mankind Were A Thought Bubble

What else might nature have done
if it had wanted to have fun?
Could it have made a man, instead
of hair, with hands above his head?
To grab the brush from off the shelf
so it could simply groom itself?
Could the music of the spheres
have been reduced to human ears?
A sort of cosmic saxophone
that altered mankind bone on bone?
Kindness bubbling up from ooze
to be the quality we’d choose
instead of hate and greed and trouble?
What if man were just a bubble
rising through the ocean’s murk
to rise to air and go to work
to turn into a different sort
of human driven to comport
himself with generosity?
You for you and me for me
lost to perpetuity?
What a different world we’d see.

All for one and one for all
precluding mankind’s final fall.
How I wish this fantasy
was all that I would have it be.
Not just a dream within my head
but how things really worked instead.

 
The NaPoWriMo prompt was to watch this video and write a poem based upon it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bX_xh2do3eM

And HERE is the NaPoWriMo prompt.

9 thoughts on “Music of the Spheres II: If Mankind Were A Thought Bubble

  1. Xan

    Your slight subversion of sentence endings through the rhyme scheme evokes the fluidity of the video well, the sing-song of the meter lets you lose yourself in the verse. I had to go back and read it again, and then again. A lovely verse.

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  2. SAM VOELKER

    But nature did try many other ways, some we call Apes and others Jellyfish or worms, but some died out along the way causing dead ends… Then It came upon man, who was supposed to be “in His own image”, who was given his own volition, with the power to change things around him to his own benefit, but he has just not always used this very well. Destroying, Killing, Hating, Bigotry, Religion and Politics, just to name a few. Maybe they should go back to prokaryotes and design things all over again~! In the meantime man is working on robotics which could have all the attributes your poem talks about. STOP, STOP~!!

    By the way this is one almost prokaryote who enjoyed your poem even if not the thought>>>

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      1. SAM VOELKER

        When I saw the name of the clip as Music of The Spheres, I started looking for the most dangerous one, but did not see the Corona Virus which with the stupidity of our people could be the beginning of the end. I actually did like the clip, which normally is not my type of group the art was very good.

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  3. Glenda Roman

    Yum.

    On Thu, Apr 1, 2021, 4:40 AM lifelessons – a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown wrote:

    > lifelessons posted: “Music of the Spheres II: If Mankind Were A Thought > Bubble What else might nature have done if it had wanted to have fun? Could > it have made a man, instead of hair, with hands above his head? To grab the > brush from off the shelf so it could simply g” >

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