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Human Being

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Human Being

You are a human being they told me, something you should treasure
But isn't a human being the only animal who kills for pleasure?
Man's inhumanity to man, a crime like no other
The first family on earth had brother killing brother
We are power hungry bastards from the cradle to the grave
We pillage other countries and the survivors we enslave
Politicians lie to their people saying only what they want to hear
Stripping their own of a sense of pride and instilling a state of fear
They speak of human rights and how our country has been torn
Then turn around and murder a child before he's even born
For killers and rapists and dealers the ACLU has led many fights
Then tell a six year old rape victim that she really has no civil rights
We can't teach about Jesus, our school teachers must be mum
We can teach about Hitler, Stalin and other human scum
People kill each other for no reason every day
Then a lower form of life, a lawyer saves his day
Where is justice? Nowhere in sight.
Anything is legal if the price is right
You are a human being. This is what they proudly proclaim
If I am a human being, then I should hang my head in shame.

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  1. Date: 5/27/2012 4:57:00 PM
    And its a lovely poem chosen for a feature as well...Patrick

  1. Date: 5/26/2012 9:08:00 PM
    No half truths or lies here. Every line- every word - "Then a lower form of life, a lawyer saves his day Where is justice? Nowhere in sight. Anything is legal if the price is right" Great write my friend.

  1. Date: 5/26/2012 8:07:00 PM
    Vince, this poem of yours explains a lot... i got a kick out of your ending;-) congratulations with your featured poem of the week... it was nice stopping by to view all the great poems, on the home page

  1. Date: 5/26/2012 3:48:00 PM
    Hi I really enjoyed your poem.. Very true indeed. Good read thanks :)

  1. Date: 5/26/2012 9:45:00 AM
    I love the poem, but am sad about its truth! Tanya

  1. Date: 5/26/2012 8:02:00 AM
    It is so painful that every bit of this is the God's honest truth. We are all taught as children how the world is supposed to be and act only to find out around puberty that it is all one giant lie. Excellent poem wonderfully told and well written. TLee

  1. Date: 5/25/2012 8:24:00 AM
    Great Poem,,so true,,so sad,,so many lost souls taking innocent lives,,where is the justice? Deb

  1. Date: 5/23/2012 8:49:00 AM
    This spoke to me when I read this. I agree with everything in this poem. good write :)

  1. Date: 5/21/2012 9:36:00 AM
    More Vince stating how-it-is. Every now and then you post a wake up. Congrats on the selection. daver