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CAUTION (older version)

Beware of a creature called Man,
Approach him with extreme care -
He's deadlier than death.
Of all the creatures
He alone walks upright,
Yet owns a twisted 
Heart and mind.
He walks on the land
But lords over
the waters and the air.
What he builds, he destroys;
He kills his own kind -
En masse!
The creator of good and evil,
Heaven and Hell;
The maker of
the gods and the devil!

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Beware of Man (Newer version)

Man is both evil and divine
There's a dark side to him and a light,
In his darkest hours he tends to shine,
But overwhelms the weak with his might.

The maker of the gods and the devil,
And of blissful heaven and fiery hell,
The savvy creator of good and evil,
He'll con you into your soul to sell.

Be leery of the politician and the priest,
Oh, I abhor them both vehemently,
They'll make your life hard to persist
And curb your free will adamantly.

So be wary of him who walks upright,
He's but hunched over with sins he carry,
Distance yourself from him on sight,
Better charm the snakes; Man - you parry!

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  1. Date: 5/1/2013 6:03:00 PM
    Abdul, Congratulations :-) In Debbie's "Metamorph" contest. always~ PD

  1. Date: 4/30/2013 3:46:00 PM
    Very unique work that you have penned..Great win..Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 4/28/2013 9:38:00 AM
    Congrats on your win~A.O

  1. Date: 4/25/2013 4:42:00 PM
    Very intresting, I as well preferred the newer version. Both are well expressed. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 4/25/2013 3:51:00 PM
    I enjoyed the more in depth write of version two ;) Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 4/25/2013 1:04:00 PM
    Congrats on your win Abdul!

  1. Date: 4/25/2013 10:17:00 AM
    Many congratulations Abdul , well done xx

  1. Date: 4/25/2013 9:12:00 AM
    A thought provoking write. Love it! Congrats on your win, Malik. Su

  1. Date: 4/14/2013 12:45:00 AM
    Heavenly well written Malik... Best wishes pal~ A.O

  1. Date: 4/2/2013 6:02:00 PM
    In his darkest hour he tends to shine...how true and sad...love this....how easily we forget and slip right back...

    Malik Avatar Abdul Malik
    Date: 4/3/2013 3:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You got the poem's true spirit. Thanks.
  1. Date: 3/29/2013 3:59:00 PM
    This is hard core stuff. It is very well written, but I want to believe that there is still some good people in the world. Thanks for sharing.... Lucilla

    Malik Avatar Abdul Malik
    Date: 3/29/2013 4:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It's not about people. It's about Man at his core in a given situation - It's not hard core, it's man's heart's core!! Thanks for reading.