Ludema Mills Garza

(Elkton, MD)

Modern Man - Poem by Ludema Mills Garza

Looking into the face of a modern man. I asked him why he was sad?
You fly planes and run trains, modern man has landed on the moon and
has even walked in space.
Modern man, you have accomplished much in your time.
Then the man from earth said, I see you don't understand what is important
in life of the modern man. Tomorrow I may be called to fight in a war.
Today, I don't know where I came from or why that I am here, I don't
know where I am going.
When modern man is gone, who will come to replace the modern man?
Then I sat down and wept for the sadness in the life of a modern man.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 2, 2003

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