Isn't Man Great?

September 1, 2011
By Joeytheteddy GOLD, Redmond, Washington
Joeytheteddy GOLD, Redmond, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
Sometimes, life throws us curve balls. And it is not our job to watch the pitch, but to swing. better to swing for the fence than to go down looking. you never know, one of these days, you could possibly hit a homerun.

The Wheel,
The Telephone,
The Automobile,
Sliced bread,
Isn’t man great?
Is not man the best thing on this earth?
With the clap of my hands I can turn on the lights,
With the flick of my wrist I can go video game bowling,
With the push of a button I can go straight to the tenth floor,
And with the whisper of my voice I can talk to thousands in front of a stage.
Isn’t man great?
We can solve world thirst, but would rather buy ice cream.
We could create world peace, but instead we make bombs.
We should end all slavery, but we still want our pimps.
We could give to the poor, money. But we need to have our Lambo’s.
We won’t feed the hungry, because we are to bust to care.
Isn’t man great?
We believe in liberty, but enslave one another to debt.
We want to be married, but divorce when we’re not happy.
We want the best, but only for ourselves.
We can fly big ol’ planes, but straight into buildings.
We can create country protection through the use of child soldiers.
We can make love at night, but kill the baby in the morning.
Isn’t man great?
At being jacked up?
You can write up proposals, but never do anything.
You can create hopes and dreams, but kill them at home.
You can drive cars really fast, but straight through the light.
You can go to the moon, but not help your neighbors.
You can give good deals while ripping others off.
Aren’t we great?
Just. Stop.
Stop fooling yourself
You aren’t as great as you think.
You really aren’t as big as you think you are.
And you really need to care more than you really do.
Cause if you really did care
I would have never needed to say anything
And man really would be great.

The author's comments:
please just tell me your thoughts! i just want to know how i can make my poetry better.

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