A Better Man? Poem by Michael Gale

A Better Man?

Rating: 5.0

Greed...Is like a growing weed.

It sprouts in the form of man...This weed should be stopped to a halting ban.

Jealousy sometimes rears it's ugly head...This manly trait should be stifled dead.

Hate is a vine that chokes us off...Leaving us gagging and with a sputtering cough.

Often times parents live through their child's sporting, or acting life...Instead of being a good role modeling, husband and wife.

Why do we as men, have to kill, scheme or hate? ...Why must we go on to mostly, curse and berate?

Cannot we learn to love and not hate? ...After all-Jesus and God are soon coming, So we should of our ways change-before it is, way too late.

Stephen Stirk 25 March 2009

Again, and incredibly strong message. I like the way you have portrayed the sins of man. Greet, hate, jealousy etc. In England, we make a rod for our own backs. The youth here, have more rights than the parents. Discipline is breaking down, and isn't even upheld in schools. In schools teachers may not dish out punishment. A good thrashing never did me any harm. Society is now creating a criminal and undisciplined underclass. 20+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Steve

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A compelling cry to replace hate with love. Thanks for sharing my friend!

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Cynthia Buhain-baello 07 January 2010

This is deeply profound and full of life-applicable wisdom. Example is the best teacher, and children - they learn by what they see us do. 'A tree is known by its fruit.' 10+++++

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Vidyadhar Durgekar 10 May 2009

Well written.....................

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Deva De Silva 16 April 2009

Dramatic direct words... lovely diction...

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Ahmad Shiddiqi 04 April 2009

very strong statement! and very good advice!

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Michael Gale

Michael Gale

Chicago Illinois/Oklahoma City.
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