Sara Militello

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On Being Human - Poem by Sara Militello

On Being Human

Man's a long way from his tree,
from the narrow range of his cave,
his hunting and gathering spree.
Yet in his being is a clear caveat:
Though clad in fine garb beyond compare
this savage remembers that early beat;
his the tune of the untamed
lying inert yet longing to peak
since a sterile pacing game
replaced his vista of once daring feats.
Yet within his core beats a drum so wild
must ever be invoked a holy adage
to rein the beastly guile.

July 4,1993

Topic(s) of this poem: miscellaneous

Form: Free Verse


Comments about On Being Human by Sara Militello

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (7/1/2017 11:43:00 AM)


    Yet in his being is a clear caveat:
    the tune of the untamed
    Yet within his core beats a drum so wild
    must ever be invoked a holy adage
    to rein the beastly guile.

    A transformation from the wildness to a refined being
    From the wild thoughts to a spiritual world
    Becoming tamed in prayer…….. is it not a divine call of a human being.
    So i understood your poem dear poetess. Thank you. tony
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  • (1/6/2016 3:14:00 AM)


    This is a profound metaphor about man's evolution. (Report) Reply

  • Liza Sudina (10/20/2015 11:55:00 PM)


    invoked a holy adage
    to rein the beastly guile.
    - from beast to angelic form you know! great aim!
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  • Rajnish Manga (9/21/2015 11:00:00 PM)


    The man has evolved over several millennia and has changed a great deal but has retained some of the old habits in his personae. Thanks for sharing the poem. I quote:
    Though clad in fine garb beyond compare....
    Yes, within his core beats a drum so wild
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    Sara Militello Sara Militello (9/22/2015 7:11:00 AM)

    I'm happy you enjoyed that line. I meant the Yes of the line to be 'Yet. Didn't notice until now...

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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 21, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, September 22, 2015


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