Accidental Poet

Where Is Our Humanity?

All through the history of man

Confrontations would arise

Cavemen with clubs

And fierce warnings in their eyes


Modern man so far from

His barbaric ancestor

And yet has he to learn

To tame his wild temper


That his anger

Should feed on itself

And fear is power he craves

In his new found wealth


Over thousands of years

Weapons in the hands of man

Warriors eager to kill

Blood spills where they stand


A powder that burns

In quantity it explodes

Bullets propelled

When in the barrel it loads


The right to bear arms

A law as old as the hills

Don’t argue with the trigger

No matter of the life it kills


Why then

In this day and age

Must man need weapons

The tools of his rage


By now modern man

Should know the value of peace

With respect for all life

For all wars to cease


All too often

Someone dies from a bullet

We could make laws to protect life

But will it?


It would seem that

He who worships the trigger

Spreads this infectious disease 

Morally, it just doesn’t figure


Who are we to bring end to

Mother Nature's serenity?

The lifeforce to planet Earth

Where is our humanity?


Copyright © Accidental Poet 2015


  • Joe Dawson

    A work the world should read and heed. Anger is what turns a man into an animal, itchy trigger finger, loss of life the outcome. Yes indeed AP, 'Where is our humanity.' A splendid write my friend. Joe

    • Accidental Poet

      Thanks Joe. The loss of animal and human life is the beginning of the end.

    • Poetic Dan

      Coming back to this.....

      • Poetic Dan

        So glad I came back to finish this wonderful expression for life, sad to think we need to make laws to protect it!
        It's there from the beginning we just had to keep it!

        • Accidental Poet

          Thanks Dan. Always appreciate your thoughts.

        • The Uneducated O.A.P

          It's gone, along with respect and love for fellow humans, sadly this world will never see peace
          Great write A.P

          • Accidental Poet

            Thank you Sir. I'm sorry to admit, I think you're right.

          • Saxon Crow

            Hit the nail right on the head with this excellent piece of poetry here AP. Brilliant!

            • Accidental Poet

              Thank you Sax. Don't mean to piss off anyone, but I just don't see the need for guns in the world. Guns, bombs, nukes, or any life harming system has no place among modern society.

              • Saxon Crow

                Agreed my friend

              • Goldfinch60

                Such a very powerful question AP, humanity has been taken form many in the quest for power in our world. Maybe one day humanity will come back and all will be well - maybe.


                • Accidental Poet

                  I'm normally an optimistic type, but I'm beginning to wonder if the innocent will ever overcome the tendency of greedy, self-centered, power hungry morons in the world. But as they say, there's always hope.

                • Orison

                  Thought provoking words....thanks for this one AP

                  • Accidental Poet

                    Thank you Orison, for reading and your comment. ; )

                  • Kim C.

                    The unfortunate actuality of a broken world. The consequences of a sinful environment. It’s certainly difficult to find congruity here on planet Earth. A job well done, AP.

                    • Accidental Poet

                      Thank you Kim. Much appreciated. ; )

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