Poem with an explanation: the cow calls out

In the nearness,
the seed is planted.

tiny

Far away,
the cow calls out.

The spider weaves,
a single strand.

The pulling begins.

Friction starts.

Back and forth
the waves roll.

Walking and running.

Walking and running.

The cow calls out.

The lawyer speaks,
and pleads the case.

The defendant speaks,
and says the truth.

Walking and running.

Walking and running.

The cow calls out.

The jury decides.

The cow is met.

 

In the sand,
there are tears.

 

This poem is about a person struggling with a temptation.  In this case, the temptation is ice cream.  While the subject here is light, the general ideas apply to a person struggling with any temptation.

The person in the poem is trying to watch their weight, but they also want to eat ice cream.  This creates a tension in the person and a battle of their will against the temptation.

In the first stanza of the poem (In the nearness, the seed is planted) the person gets the idea to eat ice cream.  The idea comes in a small way (tiny).  The person has a thought, completely unrelated to ice cream.  This thought though leads to another thought and then another.  This then leads them to thinking about ice cream (Far away, the cow calls out).

Once the person starts thinking about ice cream the connection of temptation starts (The spider weaves, a single strand).  It begins to pull on the person (The pulling begins).

The person resists (Friction starts).  They struggle with their want to eat ice cream and their want to watch their weight (Back and forth/ the waves roll).

The person starts to give in (Walking) but then resists (running).  They struggle and do this again (Walking and running).

They feel the temptation to eat the ice cream (The cow calls out).  They then start to rationalize eating ice cream (The lawyer speaks, and pleads the case).

The person knows this rational is wrong (The defendant speaks, and says the truth).

The person then physically struggles with the temptation.  They walk toward the freezer and away.  They do this twice. (Walking and running.  Walking and running.)

The temptation comes again (The cow calls out.)

The person loses the battle against the temptation (The jury decides).  They go and eat ice cream (The cow is met).

After some time passes (In the sand), the person regrets giving in (there are tears).

This poem explores the idea of a person struggling with a temptation.  It goes through the battle the person has from the start of the temptation to when the person feels remorse for giving in.  Although the idea presented here had to do with ice cream and eating, the basic notion could apply to any temptation.

The poem was written in a very metaphorical way.  The idea was to express the thought with imagery.