Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Human Condition: Man is Not an Island

(Second post, 1/18)



The Human Condition: Man is Not an Island

Man is not an island
To exist on his own
He is not some self-reliant being
That can function alone.

Perhaps a man thinks
That he succeeded because of his own will
And that without the help of others
He scaled the achievement hill

By his own hand
And by none other than his own might
He was the one to lead the masses
Out of the darkness into the light

He was the sole supporter
Of mastering his own accomplishments and success
And when he was falling beneath the surface
He did not call out in duress

When he wandered through barren deserts
He asked not a soul for a drink
His thoughts were turned inward
And only of himself could he think…

For his own goals
He believes he made it on his own
And it is plainly evident
In his appearance and tone

But, man is no island
And he needs others to live
So that he may accept
And as well, learn to give.

1 comment:

  1. Wow. What a great poem.

    Thanks for posting it!!

    ReplyDelete

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