Only Man finds beauty in a star,
or gleans delight from a bird in flight.
And He’s the only being thus far,
that can discriminate wrong from right.
Only Man can accommodate hate,
or feel the pain of love kept apart.
And alter the course of His own fate,
preventing problems before they start.
Only Man can decide to be kind,
or separate His wants from His needs.
And ease the burdens of soul and mind,
shaping His destiny by His deeds.
Only Man can realize His dreams,
or understand that He'll one day die.
And question what reality means,
distinguishing the truth from a lie.
Only Man believes He has a soul,
or that love exists within His heart.
And defining life, He takes control,
expressing hope in His works of art.
Copyright © Emile Pinet