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Rated: E · Poetry · Philosophy · #1669360
Poem on man's common perception of himself in ballad meter.
The death of man? The death of beast?
What diff'rence lies therein?
The only diff'rence that exists
Is that which men create.

The story held so close by us
Speaks poorly of our sin.
But I must say I don't believe
That sins originate

With Adam, very first of men,
With whom we did begin.
Instead do I propose that we
This tale did fabricate.

And surely those who place mankind
Above his closest kin
Are fools for claiming such a thing
For men are not so great.
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