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Transcend Men

November 16, 2010
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You talk too much of love and pain,
You think too much of power and greed,
You want to be man.

While you sit and write of such things,
Oceans crash and waves churn so fluently,
More fluent than the words roll off your lips,
They couldn’t care less about pain.

The trees in a summer’s newborn meadow,
Sway in a breeze they cannot see,
Not because they have no eyes,
Nor because it cannot be seen,
They accept and embrace the truth.

Convey your thoughts to the stars,
For man can never comprehend,
Your mind is too precious to share,
So lock it away in a dungeon and swallow the key,
For men refuse to listen with their heart.

A dog sits in his seat wagging his tail,
While you drive to “put him down”.
Are you human enough to see,
His thoughts are of the trees.

Transcend men,
Talk not of your own pains, fears, or love,
Think not of another man’s greed nor his power,
You want to be man,
So rejoin the soil of which you were born,
Knowing that life will forever be yours.

The author's comments:
Inspired by my love for Jesus Christ and this is a message I wanted to give to all Teen Ink writers too.

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This article has 3 comments.

austenite GOLD said...
on Jun. 28 2011 at 5:42 pm
austenite GOLD, River Falls, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote: word from you will silence me forever. If, however, your feelings have changed, I will have to tell you: you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love....I love...I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on. -Mr. Darcy

This poem is incredibly powerfully written - the imagery and layers of detail are wonderful.  I loved it.

on Jun. 24 2011 at 6:38 pm
Valkeryie BRONZE, Okc, Oklahoma
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This is so very deep and beautiful.  It has so many layers and emotions.  Absolutely brilliant.

CarolynQ GOLD said...
on Jun. 21 2011 at 2:39 pm
CarolynQ GOLD, Manalapan, New Jersey
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Wow this is deep. There's a powerful tone here and a great understanding of life. I love your work.