Nature of the Beast

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  • Philosophy
    • slimgrady
    • Hello fellow poets. I am originally from a very small very remote town in the woods of northern Maine.The town had a population of 560 souls.I was brought up( in what some would consider to be) abject poverty.If I was I never knew it. Simply due to the fact that everyone around me was in the same "boat".I have been writing from my teens. I enjoy the woods to this day. I hunt fish and hike whenever possible.And through the years I've learned that there is a God and that I'm not it. "SLIM"

    Nature of the Beast

    I have felt the sufferings of death
    And marveled at the miracle of birth
    I have loved and lost
    I've paid the cost
    For selling my self-worth
    I have praised God
    And cursed his name
    I've had prodigious thoughts
    Been called insane
    I've been thought of as a hero
    And I've trembled like a coward
    I've broke bread with the rich
    Had days I never showered
    I've gone to bed a hungry man
    And awakened to a feast
    For life is neither good or bad
    Its just the nature of the beast

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    Heartfelt commented on Nature of the Beast

    06-25-2009

    I like this a lot. It speaks the truth about a lot of humans...

    WordSlinger commented on Nature of the Beast

    05-13-2009

    I very much agree, good write

    Poetry is either something that lives like fire inside you or else it is nothing, an empty formalized bore around which pedants can endlessly drone their notes and explanations.

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