Posted by: Ron DuBour | July 13, 2015

Human Catalog~by Paul F. Lenzi


 

 

Human Catalog

 

"Humanity" Painting by Arbana Hajredinaj From freewebs.com

“Humanity”
Painting by Arbana Hajredinaj
From freewebs.com

deeds written
across sheaves
of intentions
acts sacred
and profane
record history
made by the
free will of men
both the bold
and the meek
the indifferent
the passionate

we become
what we care
to imagine
each one of us
abled for good
and for evil the
best and the
worst and the
middling create
all the pride
and the shame
of our passage
with privilege
through time
through a life
marked by pluses
and minuses

ledger strokes
tallying values
determining heft
of what impacts
we make on
behavioral
memory what
might we teach
wrong or right
dark or bright
by example of
vices and virtues
how well if at all
will we illustrate
villains or valiants
or straddlers who
nonetheless function
benignly between

if we live without
luck but with
purpose and plan
our experiences
less by accident
more by design
then…

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  1. thank you for sharing my poem with your readers


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