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What Do Humans Really Want?: a Poem
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.