The Curse of Being Human

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  1. pit

    pit Well-Known Member

    Without wings, claws, razor teeth in jaws
    No venom, scales, gargantuan size, tails
    Lacking stingers, tentacles, skin of armored denticles
    We're miniscule, naked and can think about our fate
     
  2. Robin

    Robin Guest

    Short and sweet :) But you forgot the most important thing about being human, we get to blow shit up :D
     
  3. pit

    pit Well-Known Member

    LOL! I know what you're sayin'. But not to have built-in powers and defenses -- it's just not the same. Animals probably take all that for granted though.

    :IrishDoll:
     
  4. Robin

    Robin Guest

    :hug: :)
     
  5. Acy

    Acy Mama Bear - TLC, Common Sense Staff Member Safety & Support

    Good poem - very clever and succinct! Great rhythm and rhyme, too!

    You and Robin just gave me a chuckle above, so thanks to both of you. :)
     
  6. pit

    pit Well-Known Member

    Thanx, Acy!


    :pokeball:
     
  7. pit

    pit Well-Known Member

    Without wings, claws, razor teeth in jaws
    No venom, scales, gargantuan size, tails
    Lacking stingers, tentacles, skin of armored denticles
    We're tender, naked and think about our fate
    So with bombs we kind of retaliate


    There you go!
     
  8. dark.streets

    dark.streets Member

    I think I just hurt something from laughing at that, lol
    But I get that poem. We are vulnerable, and in nature, the bottom of the food chain. Take away our bombs and guns and blades...what are we?
    But we have something they don't have, and that is the capacity for intelligent thought. That is our advantage.
     
  9. pit

    pit Well-Known Member

    Thanx. And we can think all the intelligent thoughts we want as we're devoured by lions and tigers and sharks and bears and wolves, oh my!

    :sadpanda:
     
  10. earnest t bass

    earnest t bass Account Closed

    Don’t you people read the Bible?

    1 O LORD, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!
    You have set your glory
    above the heavens.
    2 From the lips of children and infants
    you have ordained praise
    because of your enemies,
    to silence the foe and the avenger.
    3 When I consider your heavens,
    the work of your fingers,
    the moon and the stars,
    which you have set in place,
    4 what is man that you are mindful of him,
    the son of man that you care for him?
    5 You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
    and crowned him with glory and honor.
    6 You made him ruler over the works of your hands;
    you put everything under his feet:
    7 all flocks and herds,
    and the beasts of the field,
    8 the birds of the air,
    and the fish of the sea,
    all that swim the paths of the seas.
    9 O LORD, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!
    Psalm 8:1-9
     
  11. sammakko

    sammakko Banned Member

    Don't you think your comment is hurtfull?
     
  12. pit

    pit Well-Known Member

    Earnest T, you crack me up so much, your last name should be Worrell. And I love the poetry of the Bible.
     
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