MANKIND VERSUS MANHOOD
Victimizing's sound of lewd
I hear the name of vile intrude,
as violence, while the man is hood
and faith's assumption, lost construed.
The necessary loss of feud
by self agreement, merely mood,
the cause of struggle be renewed
by mankind's offer, listening proves!
It is agreement that needs groove
of thoughts respecting others brood.
A clearness of intention's false
will harbor trust to bear resolve!
So strength is portion of default
mistakes so honored, learned assault
would break not entry, trying's vault ~
I own myself, to so exalt!
A trail of vestige, as not cost
this saving remnant of my care
is building harmony ne'er lost
with better ways, as mankind . . . share!
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