Futurist I am – Poetry Reading by Stephen Karnaghan

Performed by Val Cole

POETRY 7 questions:

What is the theme of your poem?

Even though there are many problems, if the majority of the world’s population is focused, the future looks bright.

What motivated you to write this poem?

I felt that a lot of my work was depressing and I was interested in that.

How long have you been writing poetry?

I have been writing poetry for forty years.

If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would that be?

I think Samuel Beckett would have been an interesting person to meet.

What influenced you to submit to have your poetry performed by a professional actor?

I believe that poetry is better heard than read, so having a professional actor read it is a bonus.

Do you write other works? scripts? Short Stories? Etc..?

Recently I have been writing Plays, Short Stories and Poetry. All seems very depressing and it is something that I am trying to get out of my writing. Have to include some hope.

What is your passion in life?

My passion in life is to create music or literature.

Futurist I am, Poetry by Stephen Karnaghan

 Genre: philosophical

 And the smell of the final cadence lingers … purging me of the strength to run away … and no one
can remedy … no one can feel … the pains that just won’t go away … memories invade … of the scorn
… the hate … the arrogance of those in the crowd … mocking me … hating me … for I didn’t care …
didn’t care to be … just one who dreams and dies … to dream and die with beer and gut … to dream
and die with gossip and stuff … thrusting me forward alone in the dark … always presuming that
solitude mark … which gave me … thrust me to my purpose my life … beckoning wisdom … and
furthering hope …
Music … music … the music – the dance – the love … listen to the words my friend listen to the words
… bring forth the wisdom and let us set aside … set aside the stuff, the pride, the consumerist bile …
listen to the words that sing about hope … of a land in repair … with lingering beauty and love … the
musician bringing the soul to the fore … be strong and look for a life … the future to be found …
beckoning wisdom … someone must start …
Wisdom … truth in action … the perceived world can be … anything that we all desire … living in hell
as most of us are … the pain will stay with us all … but the soul to the fore … to trumpet change …
giving to the mind all the needs … fractured societies as the beat drives us on … to lingering beauty
and love … flora and fauna … repaired and set for life … the future is what I see …


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