Treasure Island

Paul Gerard Reed


The Human Race


The human race over-estimates it's importance
From mountain top to jungle glade
We think we own this earth
As we wear our mantle self-made

Our shining crown of supremacy
Is worn with self-illusion
We have an explanation for everything
But just drown in our own confusion

We announce our own cleverness
With self congratulatory prizes and gongs
Place our intellect on a high pedestal
Not in the place where it belongs

We know nothing at all
As in our infancy awaking
And all of the troubles on this earth
Are of our own self-making

Submitted: Sunday, March 23, 2014
Edited: Monday, March 24, 2014

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  • Valerie Dohren (3/26/2014 11:29:00 AM)

    I think the world could manage quite well without us Paul, after all we haven't always been here. Well written. (Report) Reply

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