Matthias Pantaleon

(August 24,1984 / Oronija Island, Nigeria)

The Beast Called Man


As a lad I once saw a young man
Get shot in the street like he was nothing
I remember the fears in his eyes
I felt the pulse of his heart when the trigger
Was pulled and I realise
The beast is not far from the man
I remember the pain in his girlfriends' eyes
She was pregnant for him
Now her baby will have no father
Nor she a man to care for her
And I realised the cruel in man
Makes him less than a beast

Submitted: Saturday, October 26, 2013
Edited: Saturday, October 26, 2013
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MAN INHUMANITY TO MAN

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