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    This human animal

    We walk upright
    Our speech produces humor
    We enroll in institutes of learning
    Our clothes that our clever hands make
    cover most of our weaknesses
    Or strategically reveal
    the deeper mask of human ego
    sex being the one act when
    it appeals to us to remember
    We are animals

    All our coolness
    and rationalization
    every second that we spend
    pretending we have no fear
    No fear like meer animals fear
    Makes us also cruel
    Cruel because
    in the daily hustle
    Of creating the delusion
    That we won’t die
    we forget our compassion
    We try to elevate ourselves
    above the preciousness of life!

    Today I heard a scientist say
    serial killers show no fear
    they show no sadness
    Yes, feelings we didn’t want
    But now I know our fear
    is what makes us human
    our altruistic self is animal
    the part that knows fear
    knows death love and kindness
    The animal is what connects us
    the animal that suckled an infant
    the animal that howls
    for my love when you die


    The animal makes me human
    Last edited by Llyralen; January 21st, 2021 at 12:21 AM.

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    I think I’m moving this to Poet’s showcase where everyone seems to be reading tonight. A could keep chewing at it, but I’m pretty happy with it.
    However, if you’ve got ideas, of course let me hear them.

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    Poems placed in the Workshop will receive thorough critique. Maybe not the second they are posted, but yes, they will eventually.
    I moved it to the Showcase for you
    Last edited by Darren White; January 16th, 2021 at 07:39 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Llyralen View Post
    We walk upright
    Our speech produces humor
    We enroll in institutes of learning
    Our clothes that our clever hands make
    cover most of our weaknesses
    Or strategically reveal
    the deeper mask of human ego
    sex being the one act when
    it appeals to us to remember
    We are animals

    We are animals
    We are born, we will die
    all our coolness
    and rationalization
    every second that we spend
    pretending we have no fear
    No fear like meer animals fear
    Makes us also cruel
    Cruel because
    in the daily hustle
    Of creating the delusion
    That we won’t die
    we forget our compassion
    We try to elevate ourselves
    above the preciousness of life!

    Today I heard a scientist say
    serial killers show no fear
    they show no sadness
    Yes, feelings we didn’t want
    But now I know our fear
    is what makes us human
    our altruistic self is animal
    the part that knows fear
    knows death love and kindness
    The animal is what connects us
    the animal that suckled an infant
    the animal that howls
    for my love when you die


    The animal makes me human
    My Gosh you wrote our hearts. We deserve your writings dear. Humans as animals, we know fear, bind to know, love, care. Wolves howl for their dearones whom die, how are we better than them.... except our brain a bit superior.
    Lovely poem.
    Keep writing.
    Good luck
    Ritu

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    Quote Originally Posted by ritudimrinautiyal View Post
    My Gosh you wrote our hearts. We deserve your writings dear. Humans as animals, we know fear, bind to know, love, care. Wolves howl for their dearones whom die, how are we better than them.... except our brain a bit superior.
    Lovely poem.
    Keep writing.
    Good luck
    Ritu
    Thank you, Ruth! I’m so glad it struck a chord with you! The idea do for me too... I hope I did justice to what I truely feel is the thing worth fighting for about us humans... which is everything that makes us belong to the class of mammals, actually and gives us our humanity. Ugh hopefully the poem spoke for it! /hugs and I so appreciate your poetry and just want to see more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Llyralen View Post
    Thank you, Ruth! I’m so glad it struck a chord with you! The idea do for me too... I hope I did justice to what I truely feel is the thing worth fighting for about us humans... which is everything that makes us belong to the class of mammals, actually and gives us our humanity. Ugh hopefully the poem spoke for it! /hugs and I so appreciate your poetry and just want to see more!
    Hi Llyralen,
    I felt sensitiveness in your poem. Keep writing dear. Our writings are those passages where we express and listen as well, so those should stay ever continuing. Hope to see that more.
    Good luck
    Ritu ( not Ruth dear)

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