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A Lesson in Humanity
by Ed Matlack
Monday, January 03, 2005
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Keep good thoughts for yours truly today, it is the first day of my new job...and the rest of my life...ed

A Lesson in Humanity…


The tsunami in the pacific,

Gave us all lessons so specific,

How easily Nature does take away life,

How our lives tend to be sometimes horrific…


Compassion is to humans,

As loyalty is to dogs,

We need to mimic animals,

They do know how to live and love,

Their compassion does fit like a glove,

Also they do not need, to love, a shove…


Humanity according to the dictionary,

States the “quality of being humane,”

I have never seen mankind, to be such, strain,

We seem to be satisfied; with ourselves as we are, we do remain…


Can any of us give the other a lesson in humanity?

Certainly not I, though I do try to herein,

We all seem to be happy with our self-vanity,

When in reality, we all should be dealing with our insanity…

       © ed ~ 1/2/05

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Reviewed by Silke Lance, Dr. Ph (Reader) 1/7/2005
Very well written.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 1/3/2005
Congrats, and a great write, using good metaphors..
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 1/3/2005
(((o, ed)))

breathtaking pic of the Lights...

and breathtaking, wonderful write! i'm so thrilled life is bringing you new adventures--enjoy them, you've earned the best!

(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :)
Reviewed by Sue Hess 1/3/2005
that last verse says it all...very good
Reviewed by Reginald Birch (Reader) 1/3/2005
Well said Ed,

Hope the job goes well for you,
goog luck,
Reviewed by E T Waldron 1/3/2005
nice reflections Ed. I do pray you will have a great
first day on the new job and each one thereafter become
even better. Hope Rufuz adjusts to missing you too;-)
woof woof Ruf...
Reviewed by Roger Ochs 1/3/2005
I might mimic a dog, were I sufficiently flexible. Then again, a dog might mimic me if he had an opposable thumb.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 1/3/2005
so happy to hear the news! good for you! all the best to you, friend!

beautiful poem, and the picture is stunning! i am keeping this one! bravo!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D
Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader) 1/3/2005
I wish you the very best on your new career, Ed!

As for "dealing with our insanity," I think we've had
a wonderful "outlet" here in Authors Den, don't you?

Good poem!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 1/3/2005
Good Luck with the new job Ed!!

May every day filled with love and more love!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Thomas Lanechanger 1/3/2005
Ed, first off, GOOD LUCK with your new career. Hopefully you’ll find the comfort level needed to remain sane and a creative Poet. Another excellent write, which highlights a lot of stable wisdom and compassion that are needed to survive in today’s unforgiving and insane environment. Peace thru sanity and steady employment!
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 1/3/2005
I would say good luck with the job but today in the paper I saw where a faithful dog saved his boy. Not that is real love.
Reviewed by Joshua Miller (Reader) 1/3/2005

Best of luck with the new job! Thanks for your support, here is mine!
I know that a nice guy like you is going to succeed! The world needs more Ed Matlacks!!!

Reviewed by Mr. Ed 1/3/2005
We need to mimic animals,
They do know how to live and love,

Much wisdom here, my friend, and the Very Best of Luck on your new job.

Reviewed by Paul Berube 1/3/2005

Lots of luck on your new job. Happiness is the ability to feel comfortable in our insanity.
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