The Decline Of Man

SaigonDeManila By SaigonDeManila, 4th Mar 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A poetic synopsis and critical view in the civilized man and its ethical decline.

Homo Sapien Man

"The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Bullet or blade

Continuation Decline Of Man
- Vir has nunquam been sic mugio -

Man has never been so low
As we are in this age
The more we learn, the more we know
And still we decline

Free speech is now a thing of the past
A remnant of it's former glory
It was fated not to last
So we further our decline

Death from hand, club, bullet or blade
Now stains with blood
A once holy glade
So we rush our decline

Veterans stand and preach their lies
But they only help themselves
Offer no help to stop our demise
And so they further our decline

People kill only for power
Oppression spreads like a plague
As we loom toward our final hour
So we continue our decline

So the good give way to the impassive
Only to those few that remain trampled
Beneath the feet of the huddled masses
And so we decline.

Know this, all ye who have read
Stand as one, stop this decline
Do not repeat the mistakes that have mislead
Stand and stop this decline.

-Saigon De Manila
Aka James Tanyu©

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
Dear friends and foes: I am a teacher, a poet, an artist, self-published author on art & poetry, CSN Life Skill coach and an international marketer.

See my archives @ edgardecastro.blogspot.co.id

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author avatar n.c.radomes
4th Mar 2015 (#)

Falling, declining and backtracking, etc represent the pitch dark of night through which we rest to think of the reasons why, and by the following dawn, wake up to reap the sweet nectar of success. I appreciate the poem kabayan.

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
4th Mar 2015 (#)

Your added wisdom opens more opportunity to dwell on another echo for this poetry. Thank you Manong.

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author avatar Retired
4th Mar 2015 (#)

Thoughtful and deep. Excellent work!

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
4th Mar 2015 (#)

Thank you Joyesh,some message are rhetorical question of our time with sublimal message indeed to whom it was written.

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author avatar M G Singh
4th Mar 2015 (#)

Nice poem james

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
4th Mar 2015 (#)

Thank you Madan for the kind words..your latest article "Memoir.." is an awesome too!

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author avatar Shamarie
4th Mar 2015 (#)

Great work, Saigon!!!

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
4th Mar 2015 (#)

Thank you Sharmarie..i never missed your great ports article!

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author avatar Retired
4th Mar 2015 (#)

This is an awesome poem!

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
4th Mar 2015 (#)

Am glad you like it Carmen!

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author avatar Utah Jay
4th Mar 2015 (#)

You are a talented poet and I am glad you are here so I can learn and grow from reading you.

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
10th Mar 2015 (#)

Oh so kind of you Utah Jay... I never knew how peer appreciation was so much delightful hahaha really glad you are appreciating my works.

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author avatar jjmyles
11th Mar 2015 (#)

An excellent read. Your poetic skills are wonderful.

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
3rd Jul 2015 (#)

am really thankful you like it...including my style of poetry.

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author avatar Priyanka Sarode
27th May 2015 (#)

Sadly true..but liked advice and hope towards end..excellent work!

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
3rd Jul 2015 (#)

really appreciated you seconded my views and literary expression..

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author avatar Marzeus von Hemelen
1st Dec 2015 (#)

Why stop the decline?

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author avatar Retired
1st Dec 2015 (#)

Great words and thought!

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
2nd Dec 2015 (#)

Thank you Gnworks.

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