Warren Augustus de Guzman

Rookie (April 2,1982 / Riyadh K.S.A)

Necessity - Poem by Warren Augustus de Guzman

They say mankind is united by its intellect,
Its ability to think and understand,
Its capacity for emotion and empathy,
Its individuality of thought.

But I see no intellect today,
None in our nation’s inability to agree,
None in our fellow man’s lack of sympathy,
None in our stubborn individual beliefs.

I say mankind is united by one thing,
And it is not our vaunted intellect,
It is the common theme…
of need.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 30, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 12, 2011

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