Tony Adah

The Pride And Glory Of Man - Poem by Tony Adah

The pride and glory of man
Are but temporary things
He amasses all he wants
With his whims and caprices
Defying nature's laws;
And blossoms in the morning
But he like mushroom crumble
In the afternoon sun.

He soon abandons the world
Hiding his face in a crypt
And he's no more;
The princes and the princesses weep
And grieve in bitter anguish;
Unable to learn a thing
That struggle and splendour
Are but vain glories and temporary things
And when man departs;
His luggage in excess remains.

Topic(s) of this poem: fate

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 19, 2016

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