They Always Said

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This poem is on the nature of humans. A topic I find interesting and ought to be food for thought.

Submitted: December 11, 2017

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They Always Said 

 

They always said,

Don't be like a coin,

One side up, it shows willingly,

Yet hiding another face secretly,

But then I think to myself,

Why on earth would the coin show its other side,

If it wasn't tossed in the air by someone else?

 

They always said,

Don't be like a double-edged sword,

Up front, it serves its master proudly,

Yet betrayal lurks, ready to pounce,

But then I think to myself,

Why on earth would the sword slay its own master,

If it wasn’t the swordsmith who carved the sword that way?

 

They always said,

Don’t be like fire,

Friend; when small,

Turned enemy; when big,

But then I ask myself,

Why on earth would the fire burn its play mate,

If it wasn’t given enough fuel to rage?

 

They always said,

The world is a dangerous place,

Where coins turn back and swords betray

Of fires that rage and burn away,

But then I think to myself,

They always said but they never asked,

They always talked but never listened

The world is cruel; humans judge,

I'm sure they do for that was what,

They always said.


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