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  The Common Man
by Vaughn T Aiken
Monday, September 12, 2005
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The Common Man


I am tired but Iím not sleepy

What I am tried of can be changed

I am tired of the violence that plagues that streets

I am tired of the lies that this country feeds me

I am tried of the NRA

I am tired of the bullshit

You see the people that effect my life

donít live my life

The people that make laws donít live in the ghetto

They eat three times a day

I have to fight to eat

I have to fight to live

I have to fight to survive

You see if I sleep I am dead

Why would they care about gun laws?

We are dying not them!

Why would they care about the homeless situation?

They have four to five cars in the driveway.

I am tired of people dying, these people donít always make the news

But we move on.., but when it happens to you then and only then do you want justice

Allah bless us all

The common man, the evil man, good man, the happy man, the sad man

The black man, the white man

What we all have in common is man.


Copyright Vaughn T. Aiken 2005




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Reviewed by Jansen Estrup 7/1/2012
Nice job - gives an outsider a sharp insight into your fears and anger. Your words are not so deadly as real bullets but they do pierce and shame us. We will probably never be able to admit that, thus never be able to change it. Keep writing ...
Reviewed by Debra Baker 2/16/2008
This is my first time reading your work. You are a Writer with a soul which cries out that someone listen. You are a man of depth and passion. Sadly the laws of our country have failed certain ones in our society. Cultures and greed have forgotten the common man. Death today comes in the night in the day. Just a name forgotten.
Continue to write with power. Open the eyes and hearts of your readers. Touching piece of work.
Reviewed by MYA LOPEZ 2/27/2007
HEY, THIS IS MYA-
AND I ENJOY READING YOUR WORK. ON THE COMMEN MAN. YOUR ARE A VERY WISE AND DEEPLY TOUCH YOUNG MAN. WE (THE WOMEN) NEED MORE MEN LIKE YOU IN THIS WORLD. FOR SAFE KEEPING. YOU CONTINUE TO BE SUCCESSFUL. AND I'M GOING TO CONTINUE READING, IF YOU CONTINUE WRITING.
Reviewed by Cynth'ya cynthyaspeaks@gmail.com 12/14/2005
Such a simple commonality, always complicated by the thing that makes us common. . . our humanity.
blessin's, strong message Bro. V.,
cynth'ya lewis reed
Reviewed by sarah playle 11/29/2005
Another powerful poem. I like how you all brough it together at the end, "What we all have in common is man" If we lived by this, maybe the world would be a different place.
Reviewed by Aberjhani 9/18/2005
THE COMMON MAN is a powerfully rendered statement that is perhaps particularly relevant at this time in light of what the devastation along the Gulf Coast has revealed about the ignored plight of the poor in this country. Those who don't have to think about it obviously prefer not to, but as your words make clear, our fates are linked by our common humanity and no matter how much more materially wealthy one might be than another, we really can't afford to ignore the truth. This is a politically passionate and insightful write.

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