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Man's Greatest Enemy

Why, the greatest enemy of man is man
for man has subdued everything else
Fear not the tiger, fear the murderer's plan
Just hearken well to what history yells!

At times twas jingoism, at times a rancorous desire to do harm
Fear just man's malice and his ugly evil
If his dagger blow fails, he'll get you by black magic charm
His heart and mind alone well shelter the devil.

For how many fall prey to lions or snakes
one could even count them on fingers
Man invents a cure for smallpox but missiles too he makes
and he mercilessly kills without harbingers.

Man invented as many things for his destruction and harm
as he did for his benefit and good
He's inventor of bombs as well as tractors on the farm
And doesn't he detest acting as he should?

Man alone is behind the bloodiest of bloodshed
The angels too had foreseen his wars and battles
From the gory battlefield to the humble homestead
with the shrieks of murder our earth forever rattles!

Close your doors and your home secure
not to deter beasts, but to lock out the robber, the thief
For no greater danger than man lurks there for sure
Fear not the fierce bull, that you can turn into beef!

Wild beasts might be known to gobble us up
but isn't man as well found to be a cannibal?
Gosh, humans too on human flesh do sup
Man tis far more fearsome than any poor animal.

The greatest enemy of man thus is man himself
How much blood has he ruthlessly spilt of his own kind
Look out for the bottle of poison on his shelf
Till the deed is done, no knowing what goes on in his mind.

The poor young lady refrains from venturing out at night
How now, what does she so fear?
She fears nothing but assault by man's might
so rarely is she stalked by a grizzly bear!

Fortunately for us, this ain't how it always ends 
man can always be the best of friends
So we can still count more on buddies and cronies
instead of focusing on foes and fiends.

For man he can be a hero and saviour
if judicious he is about right and wrong behaviour.

Besides religion as I know, infact does actually foretell
That the end of ALL killers and murderers
is that inferno of divine wrath we all know as hell!

Copyright © S.zaynab Kamoonpuri | Year Posted 2017

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  1. Date: 4/29/2017 12:05:00 AM

    Sad but true, Zaynab. Man's bloodlust and greed are matched only by his stupidity. However, let's hope and pray the Holy Spriit of Love will prevail in the end. Peace....
  1. Date: 4/24/2017 4:19:00 AM

    Oh why the lies and falsehood. There's only me on the kamoonpuri account. NOBODY ELSE. THE REPLIES. ARE ALL BY ME THE ONE WHO WROTE THIS POEM AND THIS POEM IS IN FAVOUR OF ISLAM. THE HATERS HAVE TRICKS. Won't work , Bartholomew.
  1. Date: 4/17/2017 5:52:00 PM

    "the greatest enemy of man is man" - no question about that.
  1. Date: 4/2/2017 8:53:00 PM

    Finally a woman to speak up against Islam and the culture of diminishing women, we have suffered enough under all man, is time that Islam accord us our rights, and stop the bombings of innocents, many have made war, many have done harm, now we suffer under Islamic extremism. Free humanity and free women of this. Thank you for bringing this to light.
  1. Date: 3/31/2017 10:03:00 PM

    Your words enter my mind resonate there and force me to feel their weight. Emile.
  1. Date: 3/31/2017 7:09:00 PM

    Very righteous poem, Zaynab. I share your sentiments as expressed in this marvelous poem. You eloquted your case admirably. Powerful words, a gem of a poem. Love always, my friend
  1. Date: 3/31/2017 10:43:00 AM

    Well written beautiful quatrain, Zaynab:) deserves a 7:)
  1. Date: 3/31/2017 10:16:00 AM

    Yes, man, mankind or woman are very destructive to their own kind(not all but some)..It is sad to hear of some of the horrible homicides that happen all over the world..War is a hell of its own kind..God does not desire that anyone but punished that is the reason that He made a way for mankind to be saved but not all accept the so easy salvation that He offers..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara
  1. Date: 3/31/2017 4:27:00 AM

    I love your poetry, Kamoonpuri! I feel as if I have composed this excellent philosophical poem of yours. Except that you write poetry much better than I do! And I am even more pessimistic than you are about Man and Man's evil proclivities. Thanks for your very fine verse!
  1. Date: 3/30/2017 3:51:00 PM

    Hi S. zaynab: Sometimes man's evil to man is inspired by one supreme evil person e.g..Hitler Hopefully, a future society will create a more god like person. Great Write!
  1. Date: 3/30/2017 2:08:00 PM

    Thy pen inks truth and rightly accuses the guilty party. Man, fallen man is evil in his soul... the old saying that, "war is but a necessary evil"", is true simply because man is a fallen creature that has evil at his core.. Super 7 on this fine poem my friend!A7
  1. Date: 3/30/2017 1:32:00 PM

    You speak the truth with conviction my friend. Excellent write, thank you so much for leading me here, so nice to see proof that such truth exists outside of my own head ;) xomo!
  1. Date: 3/30/2017 10:05:00 AM

    Very well said, a lot of truth here, thanks for posting this thought provoking piece.
  1. Date: 3/30/2017 9:02:00 AM

    A beautiful poem that is not afraid to hold a mirror to the face of humanity and ask the hard questions.:) Amitiés
  1. Date: 3/30/2017 3:50:00 AM

    Indeed S. zaynab, man is his own worst enemy. Deep and truthful write.

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