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What Do Humans Really Want?: a Poem

Updated on August 8, 2017
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Val is a life-long student of the psycho-philosophy of living and a devoted practitioner of many techniques that enhance personal evolution.

We have seen revolutions that brought about despotic rule

and ill-fated elections with winner making nation lose

but we seem to have failed graduating from that school

not really knowing what we want, with nothing for an excuse.


What do we want other than a chance to complain?

Dictatorship stinks, and democracy doesn't deliver

capitalism is selfish, and communism is insane

atheism nearsighted and religion duping believer.


Could humans make up their minds what's good for all

or is it solely about tastes and all different mind-styles

so far looking like mankind settling for an evolution stall

with agendas and convictions from different crap piles.


In a world excelling at conflicts of all sizes

from personal to that of a global extent

how can we expect some positive surprises

that would mean a joint constructive intent.


I don't want to sound overly fatalistic

while deep in heart trusting human drive to grow

so let me end this with a word that's optimistic

that we can create a friend in each other---not just a foe.

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    • tsmog profile image

      Tim Mitchell 9 days ago from Escondido, CA

      Well written poem! Food to ponder . . . thanks

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      John Hansen 9 days ago from Queensland Australia

      What a fine message woven within the words of this poem, Val. If only we could make friends with everyone rather than foes. Great job my friend.

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      Patty Florence 9 days ago from Illinois

      I like this poem. You have so many poems, it's hard to choose which one is my favorite. Thanks much for this one.