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Richard Lynch
October 4th, 2007, 06:38 PM
This poem is one of three I wrote skewering society. One was a satire on religious fundamentalism, the second was a satire on politics (I'll post those two if so desired), but this one took things a step further... I decided to express my opinion on the human race in general. Again, it's more of a song than a poem, but I hope you enjoy it anyway.


Humanism

One day I was list'ning to the radio
While tuning into my favorite show
The sound crackled and the signal went
I thought the radio was then spent
But then an Alien's voice came to be
And this is what the Alien said to me:

"Humans! Why try to contact us?
We want no part of your Earthy fuss
We couldn't think of you any less
It's your own fault you made such a mess!

"In our world we don't burn the books,
Criticize others with dirty looks,
We don't kill trees, replace them with stones,
Spy on our friends, wire-tap the phones,
We don't kill neighbors with a knife or gun
Or smaller animals just for fun
We don't coat our food with pesticide
We never took part in genocide
Humans! Don't think we really care
To know about your masochistic despair

"Our world has never messed with Nature,
Took an interest in nomenclature,
We've never built fire in a box,
Walked over a carpet made of fox,
Never diversified our classes,
Let our leaders lie to the masses,
We've never killed others with a bomb,
While list'ning to a holy psalm
Humans! We don't care to meet you!
You'll kill our resources and atomize us too!"

I listened to the Alien the whole night
Wondering if he could be right
Is it possible that there could be?
Something wrong with humanity?

Would those aliens ever praise another
For good looks, and then kill some other
For not acting the same as they do?
Intentionally give enemies the flu?
Would they cut others for not fitting in?
Would they try to beat others just to win?
How could they think of us any less
When we humans have made such a mess?

"It's a sorry sight to see humanity..."
And that is what the Alien said to me.

johnlycett
October 4th, 2007, 06:49 PM
Wow UFOs nice job!
it has a really nice feel to it

Romance Hero
October 6th, 2007, 11:34 AM
sad, but true. i notice sometimes how terrible i act towards others sometimes and wish i hadnt made conflict with others.