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Only Man

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Only Man

Only man
Gives worth 
To earth;
Only man.

Only man,
Of whom I sing,
Gives any worth
To any thing.

Only men
Of thinking pride
Make of earth
The glorified.

But some men,
They are not nice;
Theirs the vice
Of sacrifice.

Evil theirs,
Evil fools,
Killing minds
With selfless rules.

Let them go,
Save them not;
Waste not you
On stinking rot.

Make of self
A shining blade.
Fight the selfless
Unafraid.

Make of blade
A solid beam;
Stand and guard
Your blazing dream.

Make of dream
A thing so true
All your thoughts
Will sing of you.

Make of you,
Since life began,
One victorious
Living man.

Only you,
Of whom I sing,
Lives the worth
Of any thing.

Shining I,
Standing straight,
Blinds the sight
Of c'llapsing fate.

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  1. Date: 4/7/2009 8:08:00 AM

    Man truly is the xistential wonder claimed by Englightenment for his potential ... created by God for his ultimate glory. Wonderful poem, my friend ... with a great metaphysical drift. Peace and love