Accidental Poet

Lost Humanity

The dreams of our forefathers

Some realized, some lost

Now distant descendants

Hold the everchanging cost


From barbaric cavemen

Came the birth of greed

Men fighting over a fresh kill

To satisfy their hunger to feed


Fast forward forty thousand years

Man has learned compassion

To care for each other

A relatively new found fashion


But evil greed rises

From the abyss of hell

Infecting millions

For those with souls to sell


To disrupt the masses

Spreading despair and pain

But the good men of the world

Refusing to give up reign


In the end

Love will conquer evil

As it was written

All men are equal


To stand up for humanity

That all the world should prosper

To live and let live

A plan all men can foster


Copyright © Accidental Poet 2021


  • Teddy.15

    as long as there are poets in the world like yourself, leading the way to good in every century there will always be hope. another beauty A.P

    • Accidental Poet

      Thank you Teddy, your kind words are so appreciated. ; )

    • Doggerel Dave

      “But the good men of the world
      Refusing to give up reign” –
      Ain’t that many: ‘reign’ in this context means power.
      ‘Power’ means control. That’s something all good men want?
      That’s it! Love will get rid of the buggers….

      • Accidental Poet

        In this context, love IS power, and love is the cure.

      • orchidee

        A fine write AP.
        Unfortunately, as I see it, man (mankind) has been the same since Adam and Eve.
        They got greedy, we could say, in eating of the one tree they were forbidden. I suppose they ate of the other 99 or so permitted trees too.

      • Andy Hunter

        WOW, a truly great poem. I found this inspiring. Our world is dominated by the greedy few who believe they are entitled when so many who are ignored by our media are in genuine desperate need.

        • Accidental Poet

          And who are they to bestow entitlement upon themselves? Thanks for reading and your compliment Andy. ; )

        • Joe Dawson

          It has always been about power and control, wealth, ill-gotten or otherwise, sees to it that change is a limited revenue paid out only by the bank of plenty and at the behest of the powerful, but it will not always be so, and as DD has it, 'Love will get rid of the buggers'. Super write AP. Joe

        • dusk arising

          Right-on. If only we could educate ALL hearts to your way then the world would be a more beautiful place.

        • Goldfinch60

          Very true words AP, the Hippies had the right idea, make love not war.

          You have made the start of my day so wonderful - The Moody Blues are one of my favourite groups, I have all their albums. So I know that today my 'lost' world will be wonderful.


          • Accidental Poet

            Thanks Andy. The Moody Blues are my favorite band, I've seen them live about 8 times I believe. I'm glad I could start your day off so wonderful. ; )

          • subregi

            Sadly wonderful gist of the human behaviour and mind. Thanks

            • Accidental Poet

              Thanks for the read and comment subregi. ; )

            • L. B. Mek

              this is a war cry: decorated, as a Poem!
              we must Fight, till the very end
              and never
              let the worst of what we can, become
              dictate the Who
              of what we: Choose, to become!

              • Accidental Poet

                Love is the way to the future we can live with. Thanks LB. ; )

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