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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 -
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!