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Below is the poem entitled ABOUT TIME TOO which was written by poet Alan Douglas. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Create a universe with space,
and stars and suns, then planets.
Add some life and watch it grow;
almost nothing to almost something.

Implant a need to change, evolve,
until finally one arrives at sentience.
We now have human, which thinks,
therefore it is, but often chooses not to.

Our very human need brings order into,
and from surrounding chaos,
or so we imagine. Hence years, seconds
and so forth will codify time.

This time is *very *important;
brought in to rule over us all,
while some changes of time
are turned into veritable deities.

One grand god is to be worshipped
when he grants us his New Year,
for joy and wild celebration,
and sundry bacchanalian pursuits.

But, dammit, an invented construct
starts whether we're awake to scream
or not, so this one thinking human
prefers pursuit of non-bacchanalian sheep,

and sleep ....

Alan McAlpine Douglas

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  1. Date: 4/30/2012 4:17:00 PM
    A most provocative piece, full of wonderful phrases and imagery. A heady dose of philosophy well articulated. Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 3/25/2012 2:10:00 PM
    congrats on feature

  1. Date: 3/22/2012 5:57:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved featured write this week Alan. Love,Carol

  1. Date: 2/16/2012 5:58:00 AM
    I am stopping back today to see if you have continued to write and post new poetry Alan. I hope that you will continue with your writing. You have taken the first step~ ~to write and share. When you feel the need for inspiration read some of the other poetry here at PoetrySoup. It will help you. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/14/2012 12:02:00 AM
    JEJ, a def. of blank verse is : blank verse noun unrhymed verse, especially the unrhymed iambic pentameter most frequently used in English dramatic, epic, and reflective verse. and while it may not be the iambic, the first 2 words apply. I agree a little chaos keeps one on one's toes, but the chinese have an ancient curse : May you live in interesting times. OK if one can keep it finely balanced. Alan

  1. Date: 2/5/2012 9:49:00 PM
    Order into chaos maybe OK for some, but a little chaotic happening into life's 'order' can be beneficial and wake me up to smell the roses and appreciate..., life! Oh I like a drop of red as well, it helps the world turn. I did not find any 'blank' verse in this, Have I missed something? Wordancer

  1. Date: 2/1/2012 6:31:00 AM
    Welcome in PSoup Alan,wery well written.And welcome to read some of mine poem. - oxox love Anne-Lise

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 2/1/2012 6:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for reading my poem Alan,and welcome back - you have got a friend from Norway,Alan.
  1. Date: 2/1/2012 5:21:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Alan. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Read and comment on their's and they will return in kind. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love, Carol

    Douglas Avatar Alan Douglas
    Date: 2/14/2012 12:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Anne Lise and Carol, thank you for your welcomes, and AL, so I see you write in not your native tongue. Impressive ! Alan