Civilized | Teen Ink


March 5, 2010
By A.L.Sommer DIAMOND, Brookfield, Wisconsin
A.L.Sommer DIAMOND, Brookfield, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world; there is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that others won't feel insecure around you. We were all meant to shine as children do. We were all born to make manifest the glory of God that's within us - it's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
-Nelson Mandela

We call ourselves civilized-
We pee in a bowl.
We claim to have feelings,
A mind, and a soul.

We call ourselves civilized-
We can shoot stuff.
We can make drugs,
And play at puff puff.

We call ourselves civilized-
We got to the moon.
We can buy liquor
In Wisconsin saloons.

We call ourselves civilized-
But look where we are.
Is this what He wanted,
His creation marred?

We call ourselves civilized-
But where would we be
If Man had not sinned?
With Adam and Eve.

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