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Man Vs Wild Words

If I am but a man, then be it so. 
And I eat strength and breathe fallibility. 
But I confess, to be man is a gift by 
one name and burden by another. 
Heartbeat and fresh flesh is my honor. 
And still, I weep for my bleeding core 
that proves so fragile. 

For I am beast with evolved morality, 
fish with lung, and bird with broken wing. 
Tamed by that which drove Romeo 
and twisted Hitler. Love and Hate. 
And love do I the beauty of hatred 
seen, examined, and understood.
Between the poet and the sleeping lion 
lies my identity. Intact and scarred. 

So if I be man, then drench my brow 
with sweat, break my back with labor, 
but layer my tongue with stanzas that 
burst free and drip from my lips like honey! 
And with that identity, I shall yawp 
with barbaric thunder and scream 
my mortality from the highest mountain. 
With Pride!

Copyright © Audonus Taylor

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  1. Date: 7/12/2011 3:53:00 PM
    I especially like the last stanza how one can use words to express themselves..If only mankind would do that successfully...Thanks for the proposal for marriage such ardor that you pored out because of my simple work..I am so honored to be complimented in such a way..Sara

  1. Date: 7/11/2011 7:39:00 AM
    Hi! Hi!,,,, now i am back...,,., how are you? And yes this time I missed you and alot of other poets. I sure missed your poetry as well, and i will be the way this is a tough one~glad to have stopped by take care,..p.d.