The Importance of a Poem (a Poem)

Rule after rule we’re given each day,

For us to behave in a certain way;

Always dress nicely and sit up straight,

Don’t run in public but never be late.


Society believes a number of things,

Like that of the symbol of wedding rings.

The world is full of either rights or wrongs,

And people protesting in rioting throngs.


But stop, take a breath and step back for a moment,

Cease your rabid searching for that never-coming omen ‘nd

Scrub your eyes thoroughly and welcome back sanity,

Because this, my friends, is just humanity.


A complicated concept it appears to me,

When so many people fail to see

That everything that ever was said or done,

Simply comes down to that almighty sun.


Yes, the laws of chemistry and physics do fall

Down to that all-powerful fiery ball,

Gravity, up-thrust, even the miracle of speech,

Are more than a mere human ever could teach.


So, in this vast and expanding universe,

It still amazes me at just how diverse

The thoughts and opinions of human beings are,

And that the most important thing is buying that new car.


So many problems we think we encounter,

Oh how these endless hurdles do make us all flounder,

How so-and-so pushed to the front of the queue,

Or how what-d’ya-m’call-‘er just looked daggers at you.


But at the end of the day, does anything matter?

After all, we’re made from the same stuff as batter.

What is a tear? Does it represent this commotion?

Or does it really just portray a human emotion?


I tell you, it’s only natural to shout and cry,

Or for a loved one to unexpectedly die,

Or for humans to display utter vanity,

Because this, my friends, this is just humanity.


© 2010 by Daniella Wood. All rights reserved. Copying without permission is illegal and will be prosecuted.

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cupid51 6 years ago from INDIA

Amazing! You are great Daniella! Nice flowing poem!


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DaniellaWood 6 years ago from England Author

Thank you Cupid51, that's very kind of you. I'm glad you liked it!


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Moulik Mistry 6 years ago from Burdwan, West Bengal, India

Beautifully written, loved it...


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LeonJane 6 years ago from Australia

I agree with cupid51, this is a well written and nicely flowing poem. Poetry is an expressive way of releasing your inner voice, albeit there isn't a huge poetry following I find it a great way to be creative and speak your message at the same time. Sorry for rambling, thanks for your poem.


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DaniellaWood 6 years ago from England Author

Thank you all for your encouragement. This poem really sums up how I look at life and I think you're right, LeonJane, poetry is the perfect way to express yourself and convey a message at the same time. Thanks again, Daniella

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