Treasure Island

Lenore Lee


What Makes Us Human

I believe ability makes us intelligent, it distinguishes us from animals
I believe all have the ability to learn, to create art, to love
I believe we can let our ability go to waste, or we can let it flourish
I believe our ability that makes us human is our intelligence and good judgement
I believe many choose to ignore this ability and rely on animalistic instinct
I believe some humans treat animals better than humans
I believe to make this world peaceful we need to let our abilities flourish

It is curious that many people advocate humane treatment for animals, but treat actual humans inhumanely

Submitted: Thursday, September 22, 2011
Edited: Sunday, November 18, 2012

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  • Stefanie Fontker (9/27/2011 9:27:00 PM)

    I like your passion for life. You'll make many friends with an attitude like this, I already think you're a nice person! (Report) Reply

  • Hans Vr (9/23/2011 10:15:00 AM)

    What you believe is right, Lenore.
    The ability to think and feel are very important.Many believe only their 5 senses, but our 5 senses tend to cheat us a bit (think about the raibow, the horizon, the wet looking road on a warm day, ...) . If we try to connect to our soul and let our soul use our mind and heart as its tools, we will know what is true and what is not.
    I really like this thought provoking poem. (Report) Reply

  • Romeo Della Valle (9/22/2011 11:50:00 PM)

    Fantastic! A very humanistic and heart touching writes that clearly shows your great feelings and concern for humans as well as animals! Powerful and poignant words used in this beautiful write! A well deserved 10+++ Keep inspiring the World with more of your talented writes! God Bless You! Love and Peace for always! Romeo from New York City! ... (Report) Reply

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