In this contemporary era of artists,
The laymen are struggling to find,
Some expression of lasting profundity,
That could improve or enlighten the mind.
Beautiful phrases rampantly intertwine,
Line a prairie fire they spread,
Not one single spark seems to stay alive
In the end, when the finish is read.
No one thought remains to be embedded,
Readers toss on a befuddled sea,
Hungrily long for a simple message,
That could live on through eternity.