Poems about man



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№ 1210679

The Man with no Name...

Golden coin gleaming in hand.
All his hopes took refuge in that vestige of conjured worth.
The man with no name would buy his name this day...

The empire's burgeoning halls pressed in around him as he strode.
They would devour him in this moment if they had not done so already.
Yet, why the empire? There are more docile things to tame.
Everything is the same for the man with no name.

"People would apologize for stepping on me, but they knew not what to call me, so they went somnolently on their way. "
I try to imagine these are the things he'd say,
Instead these are the words of those I know,
Those that I can hear, see, smell, touch... taste.
The man with no name's words are a waste.
He leaves no footprints wherever he may go.

The steps to the Hand of the Empire are steep.
Some will climb it, some will weep.
Yet, the man with no name will not turn back this day;
He takes a moment to fill and a moment to pray.

His memories are so vibrant, so full of clarity,
Like crystals in the light, banishing insanity;
His tales will evoke the highest majesty,
Entrance the gluttonous, deprave with vanity,
They'll bite the snake and poison its legacy,
They'll quietly rake the fields of the mind,
Yet each soul is weary, cold and blind,
When he is gone, they pay no mind.

His steps are strong, hard, fast
Throughout the night, will he last?
This is no simple, boring task,
The steps to the Hand do more than ask.
They take from you and more than due,
They make you fight,
They run through you.
When the night is cold and breezy,
You'll find the steps are dark and creepy...

Of course, the man with no name bears on.
What has he to fear, you can't hunt what you don't want,
For the hunt is a thrill, and trash is pleasureless.
The steps are perilous,
They hunger for blood,
His steps are thunderous,
Nailing thud after thud.

Dawn peeks over the distant horizon,
And what a sight to see: the man is still rising.
In tandem the sky and he play their parts,
So does the Empire, putting bodies in carts,
For the night brings the dead, so many have tried,
To climb up the steps and in doing so, died.

The man with no name treads a feat all his own,
But see? A trembling hand. The ache of bone.
For the man with no name is tiring, tiring,
Even in the face of his glory aspiring.

He would tend to the sick and defend the weak,
Danger and challenge and evil he'd seek,
To vanquish the rotten
And save the damsel,
But he's always forgotten,
That he couldn't handle.

So this lead him to this fateful day,
To this fateful place.

Just look at the sweat cascading his face.
Look at his knees, how they groan and slow pace,
His legs seem to jostle and wobble out of place.
Where is his strong stride? It almost seems funny.
Many would do this sort of thing for money.
Yet, he does this for his own pride,
And that grim determination, from his face,
Seems to slide.

He collapses and the jut of a step knocks his face,
For the steps are at his throat,
Trying to crush his ebbing life.

I've known better men
To have fared far worse,
But this man looks on his life,
Not as gift,
As curse.

Who is more deserving?
More than he?
Cowards! Be gone!
Pretenders, flee!

What's this?
He props himself up with ease,
The fire in his eyes would startle a lion.
The steps tremble with fury,
They quiver with disgust,
They lust for his end,
He must die, he must!

"No. "
He speaks!
"Not today. "
The gall!
Don't tempt these steps,
The Empire's nigh trekable wall!
"What I want more than anything,
Is to be myself,
Whoever I am,
So let me pass, you glorified shelf! "

How strange it would be, to be there that day,
For the steps let him pass, without delay.

He stood in the face of the Hand of the Empire.
Glistening in his palm, the token to buy his face:
His full life's earnings, polished, just in case.

He sighed, "All I've ever wanted is to be respected. "
At the cusp of his one goal, the man defected.

One day, he told me this tale.
This he said, into my conscience: burned.
"If you fight death for a name,
You'll lose all you've earned. "


man.

Author: DEW
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Date: 07/04/2020


№ 1210551

Sometimes life needs a repair man

There once was a girl who
Had an insecurity complex
The size



Of the Grand Canyon


She lived with these feelings
And feigned confidence when she could
But sometimes
Well sometimes
She just couldn't
Sometimes she couldn't stop the thoughts

That everything was her fault

That she could've done something more

That she could fix the world

Which sometimes made it all worse


life,  man,  repair.

Author: Andrea
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Date: 07/04/2020

№ 1210480

Argument Between The World & Man

STOP!
The World cries out
Your killing me
As you rape my land
And pollute my sea
Wasn't it Gods plan for man
To take care of me
If we try I'm sure we can
Live in harmony

WHY!
The Man cries out
Are you always blaming me
Can't you see the progress I've made
Through my abilities
Why is it you think I am
Your worst enemy
Do you really think you'd be better off
If I packed my bags and leave

WHAT!
The World cries out
Have you gone insane
My life here was pristine
Till you gave your soul away
Look at the mess I'm in
Of course you are to blame
I've had it up to here
With all your silly games

WHOA!
The Man cries out
Let me tell this to you
I've got this little game right here
I like to call the nuke
Believe me I'm not afraid
To use it's full force on you
You need to apologize right now
Before I turn it loose

GO AHEAD! **
The World cries out
Why should I even live
When all you want from me
Is what it is that I can give
So give it your best shot, Man
And untie the noose
Let's see who will survive
Your little game of nuke


amp,  argument,  man.

Author: Mike Hauser
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Date: 07/04/2020

№ 1210322

The Normal Man

I played and was betrayed for a pittance
Stayed in the parade out of persistence
Gave up all charades of any resistance
This is how I earned my own existence
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By selling myself by shelling my soul
One inch of survival a day for no self determination
One loaf of bread to let them make me hollow
One stream of piss to shovel from this hovel

I prayed for redemption stayed in this place
Strayed from my potential to maintain my space
Let them flay me alive till my empathy was displaced
And I became a clone of their perfect human race

Just a shadow self of everyone else with no voice
And no real face


man,  normal.

Author: Graff1980
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Date: 07/04/2020


№ 1210131

The Man Of Metal and Rock (It Just Got Rockier)

The Man Of Metal and Rock (It Just Got Rockier)

The man of rock was sullen in heart,
As that which he held dear to his heart,
Rock was fading from the hollow halls
That he had let loud music vibarte the
Walls apart.

The pub he had called home, helped
The needy, who had to have rock and
Metal in there heart, was closing the
Doors never to open, never music
To entertain the masses, as he left with
A empty heart.

But metal had to live on, so a band
He made the blazing monkeys,
Founded for those that needed
Rock & metal in their heart.

So on they went to find their weapons
Of rock and metal, a drum kit to make the ears
Bleed, to explode a lesser heart. And guitars
To cut through the air, to mend those hearts
Deprived of rock and metal, so onwards to
Rehydrate there minds of what music sounded
Like before pop and rave, that tarnished the art.


man,  metal,  rock.

Author: Poetic T
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Date: 07/04/2020

№ 1209763

The old man

The old man
The old man he stood on the street corner in town.
Always had a smile for everyone.
He wore an old ragged coat and a pair of pants with holes.
It was nice day to him when you said "hello" to him.
A box was next to him on the corner.
You put ad dollars or so in the box
The old man would dance a jig for you.
Then tip his hat with a thank you.
Now on the corner where he stood is someone that can't dance a jig.
He can"t give a smile but the old box is still there.


man.

Author: Harold r Hunt Sr
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Date: 06/04/2020


№ 1209215

The Strangest Man

She concedes to curiosity.

"Who are you? "

"Why, I am the devil! "

The gentlemen purs,

Face rich with dark hilarity.



As questions form on bewildered lips,

He titters:

"Would I lie to you? "


man,  strangest.

Author: George Cheese
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Date: 06/04/2020

№ 1208871

Common Man

The traveler reeked of weariness,
His companion was Fatigue
Wear upon his clothes suggest
He'd come a million league.

Gaunt were eyes deep set and brown
Above his cheekbones high
His being was pure somnolence
And I heard his silent cry.

Hard roads had been his travel
The pains chiseled on his face
In lines of furrows on his brow
Permanently enlaced

Around I saw no motion there, then...
His head began to rise
Finally he looked at me...
Suffering in his eyes.

So quietly I attended
And with a heavy heart
I wanted so to speak to him...
But knew not how to start

Within his labored breathing
He then began to speak
His words, when finally spoken
Were truthful and unique

His lips worked to form the words -
Then said; "My name is: Common Man,
I'm a father; I've worked hard;
' always done the best I can.

"The road's become uphill and steep with
Burdens I can't propel
I've tried to move on forward -
But, I stumbled here - and fell.

"There are others on me
Who so do depend
I must move on forward,
This mustn't be my end.

"Now I reach out to you
'Cause before I've never failed
I'm turning now to you
'Fore on hardships I'm impaled".

A calloused hand then extended
Toward my outstretched hand
And I want to heed the call
For this Common Man.

But, Greed and Avarice have won
And assistance can't be lent -
Wall Street, you see, owns me now:
I'm Your Government.


common,  man.

Author: Medgar Fallon Roe
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Date: 06/04/2020

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