This Homo Sapien

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Revised and reposted as follows:

 
 
HGenome
 
 

Earth’s Greatest Legacy

 
 

In the vast savanna of Africa,
I came to life.
But unlike my cousins,
who lived million years
before me,
I did not inhabit the trees.

 

I did hunt and join gatherers,
so I may live.
I roamed and thrived in Africa,
and colonized
different corners of the world
through persistence hunting
and the agility
of my bipedal feet.

 

I survived wilderness
through the culture
more powerful than the blood
running in my stream.

 

A victim of melting ice
and rising sea levels,
I had to walk and walk
as a nomad,
until I found the rich soils
to plant the foods
that gave me heat.

 

Though always bullied
by climate change,
I knew:
I should be a guardian
of nature,
or a loyal friend at least,
but never as an enemy–
more so,
its worst enemy.

 

Tricked by this-worldly side of me,
I was a slave
of my whims and needs.

 

A willing prisoner
of material possessions
and temporal needs,
I hurt Mother Earth
and compromised my life
and all lives
poorly thinking
that was how
I should live.

 

Guilty as charged,
and stricken by greed,
I am responsible
for the evil profusion of CO2,
and demonic dependence
on chemicals
and GMOs too.

 

Indeed,
I am what I am,
but I can overcome my flaws.

For with a willing heart,
and fierce determination,
I still can mend
the wounds
I caused this world–
as I am so endowed
with knowledge and wisdom.

 

To heal myself,
this world,
and the universe–
from all iniquities–
is now
my utmost priority.

 
 

I am
Homo sapien
to scientists;
A man
to many;
And,
I am Earth’s
greatest legacy,
and I will
always be.

 
 
 

 
 

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Earth’s Greatest Legacy

7

HGenome
 

 

In the vast savanna of Africa,
I came to life.
But unlike my cousins,
who lived million years
before me,
I did not inhabit the trees.

I hunted and joined gatherers,
so I may live.
I roamed and thrived in Africa,
and colonized
all corners of the world
through persistence hunting
and the agility
of my bipedal feet.

I survived wilderness
through the culture
more powerful than the blood
running in my stream.

A victim of melting ice
and rising sea levels,
I had to walk and walk
as a nomad,
until I found the rich soils
to plant the foods
I needed for heat.

Though constantly bullied
by climate change,
I knew:
No matter what,
I should be the guardian
of nature,
or a loyal friend at least,
but never as an enemy.

Tricked by the worldly side of me,
I was once a slave
of my whims and needs.

A prisoner of material possessions
and temporal needs,
I hurt Mother Earth
and compromised my life
and all lives
just to live.

Guilty as charged,
and stricken by greed,
I am responsible
for the evil profusion of CO2,
Misuse and abuse of chemicals
and GMO too.

Indeed,
I am what I am.
But I can overcome my flaws;
and, still be the best
that I can be. . .

For amid it all,
I still can mend
the wounds
I cause this world,
for I am endowed
by knowledge and wisdom,
and this power
right at my finger tips.

To heal myself,
this world
and the universe
from all iniquities,
is now
my utmost priority.

I am
Homo sapien
to scientists;
a man
to many;
And,
I am Earth’s
greatest legacy,
and I will always be
.


She

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lotus



. . .to all the fellow She’s of WordPress, and of the world.


I

The lotus
whose beauty,
divinity
candor,
and grace,
always brings
sunshine
even
on rainy days—

II

The pretty,
little dainty
who loves
pigtails,
new dresses
lollipops
and fairytale,
but will never
trade your lap
and
warm embrace—

III

The chic high-schooler
who loves mini-skirts,
lip glosses,
Blush-ons,
Roses,
and serenades—

IV

The selfless Fiancée
who would give up
the world
to wear your ring,
and say
“I do,”
come what may.

V

Her eyes mirror
her yearning soul;
Her smiles are
ever glorious
and bright;
Her tears
so crystal clear
and could melt
the stiffest heart
be afar
or near.

VI

She carried you
in her womb;
She fed you
with her blood;
She sang you
a lullaby
for so many nights.

So love her—
Cherish her—
Coz though
she is,
what she is–
SHE is a gift–
so, you must
love her!



This Deep Thing

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If you can measure
How big and deep the Pacific ocean is;
How big and deep the Arctic ocean is;
How big and deep the Indian ocean is;
The Southern,
The Mariana,
And the Atlantic,
And add their figures–
Add the ones that are yet to discover–
Add them altogether–
If you can,
If can
Then you probably know
How big and deep
Is my love for you. . .

But
No matter how your numbers sum up to;
No matter how doubts may deceive you
Baby,
Not all love remains this true!

Featured Song:

How Deep Is Your Love
(Courtesy of YouTube)

I Love You All the Way

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With the entirety of my being:
from the innermost core of my heart;
to the very depth of my soul;
amidst dire barricades,
despite grand walls,
inspite of any given facts,
regardless of screaming differences,
notwithstanding what will come along,
be in hell or in high waters,
I love you.
I will always love you,
always, always will. . .

All the way.

Featured Song:

I love You All the Way

By Janie Frickie, 1978

http://www.youtube.com/RL-yB6HWQVo (Courtesy of YouTube)

Say

5

Say what you mean,
and mean what you say.
Don’t talk nonsense.
Speak with weight.
Don’t talk in haze,
Speak straight.

You may write an essay,
or a play,
for a broadway,
in a hallway,
or a driveway,
freeway,
highway,
byway,
in whatever ways,
just write and say
your heart out.

Never talk like doomsday;
avoid cliché.
Speak with grace.
Never brag;
No one listens to proud.
Say and be glad
for the voice,
the message,
and the gut.

Featured Song:

Say, Say, Say
By Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney
1983

Sometime and Somewhere

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Sometime and somewhere
They will meet again,
In a time and place
Where emotions will flow freely,
As three simple words
That two aching hearts long wish to utter
Can at last be spoken.

Sometime and somewhere
They will meet again,
In a time and place
Where two longing hands
Can finally hold each other
As the ticking of the clock
Go silent.

Sometime and somewhere,
They will meet again,
In a time and place
Where four eyes will finally meet
And see the skies,
And they will know:
That’s all that matters.

Recommended Song:

Somewhere

by Barbara Streisand

Still Falling

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Love and relationship

Are two different things.

Ours? Yes, we’ve love.

Actually, we’ve love so deeply

That we forgot

To commit ourselves faithfully

To each other.

But relationship?

Forgive me,

It’s questionable.

Hampered by our past,

We both refused

To commit

To our love.

And that is

The saddest part of it.

You didn’t wrong me,

And I didn’t wrong you.

But we wronged our love.

Yes,

It’s all water under the bridge.

Yes,

We did manage to get by.

Yes,

We even managed

To smile,

To laugh with others

As we head apart.

But every now and then,

A voice inside

Keeps confronting me:

“How could you?”

Because even now

We keep saying our love is gone,

Tears still fall

When I think of you.

Recommended Song:

Even Now

by Barry Manilow