It has been my destiny to make constant renunciation of my truest self, because I was born out of sympathy with the men around me, and have lived a stifled anachronism
John Addington Symonds
They consider me a modern man,
All up-to-date, sophistica-
-ted, using only the most advanced
Manifestations of my life.
But among my clocks and devices,
Where the future of mankind whirls
Somewhere their glamour hides my soul,
Unique and trapped, from another time,
Waiting to die a stifled anachronism.
I decided to do another poem based on this quote, focusing on a different angle.
The Hapless Neo-Romantic