Sunday, May 05, 2013

#574. Life & Theft Sunday

some of us know what we are

some of us know
the character of humanity

some of us know
how little we're separate
from the rest of the animal kingdom

some of us know
that in that kingdom
we are indeed king
but this is not something
to brag about

some of us know
how beastly in our instincts
how base and selfish
and small and pathetic
and rude we all are
not with words but our actions

some of us know
it's not in our words
that we expose ourselves
but how we behave
not in our anger but
in our contempt for each other
how we treat those we pretend
don't exist or we consider
lower than ourselves

some of us know
how we are surrounded by wonders
and to embrace them is to
know ourselves in all the ways
we could be if we just
knew ourselves


MOCK! said...

Wow....I really like this one....

Thanks for sharing.

Tony Laplume said...


Jay Noel said...

So very true!

Maurice Mitchell said...

Sadly, being king of the animal kingdom is nothing to brag about Tony.

Tony Laplume said...

Nope. And the funny thing is that the people who crow about it never realize that they'll eventually, well, eat crow.


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