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Mankind's Face

July 22, 2009
By MattRgrs PLATINUM, Maplewood, New Jersey
MattRgrs PLATINUM, Maplewood, New Jersey
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I cannot condone the man that spits and then is silent.
It had been so long since I have last seen a sight with real substance.
It is not imposable, not even close. Your will is the only thing that will ever hold you back.
We all keep our eyes on the same sky even if we do walk on different grounds.
Tradition is a crippled leg that we drag wherever we go.
People will never change. We are all dogs with too much of a life span.
It is sad to be the only one with a real face, not one made from wood.
I could not be as ugly as you if I fell under a lawn mower, and above anything else that depresses me.
I am ready to hear a story of good fortune, even if you have to make one up.
For me it is hard to keep golden when the whole world is rusting away.

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on Apr. 1 2011 at 4:20 pm
Acalleq PLATINUM, Togiak, Alaska
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Favorite Quote:
you never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have

the ''tradition is a crippled leg that we drag wherever we go'' caught my eye, i hate and love my village's tradition. women have been voting for jus about 100 yrs n women still r treated unfairly

E.Hartell said...
on May. 28 2010 at 3:40 pm
E.Hartell, Undisclosed, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
Half of being smart is knowing what you're dumb at. -David Gerrold

“Fundamentally, all writing is about the same thing; it's about dying, about the brief flicker of time we have here, and the frustration that it creates.” (Mordecai Richler)

I feel like you've been reading my mind. Substance- that's the word I've been thinking now for the past several months once I put my thoughts into words. The same for the third and lasts lines as well.

The consonance in the first line is awesome, too.

Schubster said...
on Aug. 20 2009 at 2:02 am
I really like the message in this poem :)I love the flow and honesty in it.

on Jul. 25 2009 at 4:50 pm
MattRgrs PLATINUM, Maplewood, New Jersey
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it shouldnt be imposable its impossible. i really need to work on my spelling.