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Learned Men

August 18, 2010
By Captain-Tightpants GOLD, Lawrenceville, Georgia
Captain-Tightpants GOLD, Lawrenceville, Georgia
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It is only through knowledge
That we slay the dragons
Our swords and axes
Only strengthen them
They breathe their fire
Onto our heads
Destroying everything
We work towards
Devouring it
And wanting only more
Forever ravenous
For destruction

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on Sep. 27 2010 at 7:48 pm
Karma_Chameleon SILVER, English, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
To be able to say "I love you" one must first be able to say "I" - Ayn Rand

I don't know what it is about this poem, but I keep coming back to it, and somehow I always love it a little more with each read. Wonderful!

on Sep. 18 2010 at 3:19 pm
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Grab life by the balls. -Slobberknocker
We cannot change the cards we're dealt just how we play the hand
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted
It's pretty easy to be smart when you're parroting smart people
-Randy Pausch

Wow.  VERY vivid, I love the flow, it's very short and precise.  Your word choice seems to fit very well in this poem, and I like the over-all meaning. Five stars.