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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.
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