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Dichotomous, Duplicitous Man

Besides the hallowed covenant of The Way There is only one other univocal tenet I obey The human spirit is insuperable and indomitable Though it can wield an evil that is so abominable Our essence is both distilled and defined By what I would collectively call "humankind" Despite war, disaster, catastrophe and disease We have a resplendent life hidden in the parentheses With ethnic cleansing, racial profiling, and hate We have solidarity and unbridled hope to syncopate Though the warts on the face of this cold, cruel earth Conspicuously present themselves amongst our glee and mirth They can be overlooked to reveal a complexion That represents the depth and breadth of our cross section As cliché as it sounds, good defeats evil in the end And we have infinite, exponential amounts of it to expend So call me quaint, trite, or even naïve Besides God, there is only one other thing I believe I am convinced that man is intrinsically honorable Despite also being innately intolerable

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