Man

Man

A Poem by emipoemi

We’re wolves for being gallant,

We’re lions for our pride;

We’re mules for being stubborn,

We’re snakes for being snide;

We’re peacocks for our grandeur,

We’re warthogs for our greed;

We’re ducks for having aunties

Who take charge when there is need;

We’re oxen for our vigour,

Gazelles for being fleet,

We’re cats, and rats, and elephants,

We’re apes! (That’s no deceit)-

We’re all the wondrous fauna

From the States through to Japan,

Thus what establishes a human?

Exactly what is Man?


-EDP


© 2017 emipoemi



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Excellent.. I like this one, a lot.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


emipoemi

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you.
M. L. F.

2 Weeks Ago

You're welcome.
Nice rhyming! Man is hard to describe.

Posted 2 Months Ago


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No clunking for me. Top notch Emi
Refined savages, sometimes not, is what we are.

Posted 2 Months Ago


emipoemi

2 Months Ago

Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it.
I love this! I think about the fact that we are animals all the time. Wondering what makes us think we are better than anyone - or anything - else? What makes us lock other animals in cages? This was fun and I particularly liked the second line. Well done ☺

Posted 3 Months Ago


emipoemi

3 Months Ago

Thank you. Glad you enjoyed it.
It's a very good question. What distinguishes us. I thought a couple of the lines were a bit clunky, and there's an old song about a unicorn that uses 'cats and rats and elephants', but the argument is sound and rhythmically well set out. What does distinguish us?

Regards
Nigel

Posted 3 Months Ago


emipoemi

3 Months Ago

Clunky lines, I'm not buying, you just have to do a bit of a skip from the previous line in order to.. read more
Your writing style is very intriguing, but your message is the real hook. I loved this one also!

I feel a bit bad for using some of those labels.

Posted 3 Months Ago


emipoemi

3 Months Ago

Thank you so much! I'n glad you enjoyed it.

How do you mean?
Jessica Lima

3 Months Ago

I mean that females tend to label men (males) as animals. However mankind, not as much since we are .. read more
emipoemi

3 Months Ago

wouldn't we all.....although those "underdogs" would have their perks.....

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Added on July 5, 2017
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Toronto, Canada



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