We are the animals

I went to the lake the other day,

some fish were red, blue, black and gray.

All were different,

and swam a different way.


But when i dropped a piece of bread,

they became each other's enemy.

They fought endlessly,

pushing and shoving out of jealousy,

not giving an ounce of sympathy.


When all was gone,

they went back into harmony,

continuing to go their way seperately.


I have come to realize,

that we, the people, are just as uncivilized.

We are so fast to criticize,

so fast to put a person's feelings on minimize.

We are the epitome of a curropt society,

you see, we the people, come in variety.

We live different,

but not by nationality.


A fish's bread is like our economy,

but instead of going back into harmony,

we are left fighting,

and this is seen so commonly.


Unfortunitly, this is mother nature,

we aren't living in peace,

but we are living in danger.

And i understand animals fight for the will to survive,

we are human, but live so deprived.


A world created to be peaceful and beautiful,

but instead covered in dversity.

We are in severity,

they're the animals,

but look at us in irony.

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fearlessAngel17 said...
Jul. 8, 2016 at 10:50 pm
This is really awesome hope you keep working
alaina_h said...
Jul. 4, 2015 at 7:22 pm
This is beautiful, and among the most eloquent poems that you've written, great job! I'm a sucker for rhyme too, but you have to make sure to break it up and change the scheme now and then. I've made 15 too many poems sound like Dr. Suess books because I went overboard with the rhyming, haha! Keep writing:)
Nated315 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 28, 2015 at 8:59 pm
truly beautiful and well put together :)
callieismyname said...
Jun. 24, 2015 at 10:06 pm
Your comparison is awesome! Wonderful job! I love the way that your poems make people think... keep doing what you're doing because you've got talent!
ThePoeticJustice said...
Jun. 24, 2015 at 6:46 pm
word mispelling, corrupt, unfortunately, diversity,. other than that, it was deep. and I'd been thinkin tha same thing lol a true poet right here. good job
Hanban12 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 24, 2015 at 4:08 pm
Great comparison, and I completely agree. We as humans don't realize what we're turning into. Keep writing!
Jackpot-the-GreatThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jun. 23, 2015 at 2:36 pm
It's ironic, humans ARE animals!
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