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The Battle of the Common Man
Does every day have to be a battle?
About this creation
Why is every day a battle? As people watch us, we fight on without looking to the humans in need...right beside us.

I know that there is no rhyming, but that is not the point of the poem. Please read it.

Every day we leave our home,
Fists clenched, ready to fight,
Only our own hopes matter,
Ignoring the cries of our neighbor,

Driving down the road,
We all carry a load saying,
“We must get it done”
“We must hurry on”

All our faces are filled with anger,
We go on in life unaware of danger,
What does it take for us to stop?
What will finally bring us to a halt?

People are right beside us, watching,
They wonder at our ability,
Our ability to ignore the ones who need our help,
They cry out to us, but we do not hear,

We must stop our battle,
For it is a battle for self,
We must humble ourselves,
And help someone along the way,

We are the very fortunate,
So we must be the ones,
To reach out to this world in kindness,
We must stop our self love,

You do not need to look far,
There are people all around you,
Now, we must listen to their cries!
Drop that battle!

And reach out in selfless kindness.


 I made it 
  September 16, 2009
Quoting Thomas M Sorry, you lost me at"So Lee Jones and Phipson are standing on a platform." =)
Actually, I posted this before Chris Phipson was around...I think. Or around the time he joined. =)
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  September 16, 2009
Sorry, you lost me at"So Lee Jones and Phipson are standing on a platform." =) Great poem AND MOC.
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  March 6, 2009
This MOC transmits a sadly real message. You are completely right. But as we gain consciousniss of it, we change. Good work. Happy moccing.
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  August 10, 2008
Boys, try to keep it dirty and stay below the belt...HIT 'IM HIT 'IM!
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  July 21, 2008
True for some people. Not for me because I'm always HAPPY! I appreciate the message, though. Poems are awesome! C ya~ElNickre
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  May 27, 2008
Beautifil poem, it's so true. The MOC is cool too !
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  April 11, 2008
A good message. From what I deduce of your poem, is that you are fed up with Humanity's pitiful infighting. Welcome to the club.
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  April 11, 2008
The MOC isn't great, but the idea's brilliant. 5/5
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  April 11, 2008
Our society emphasizes (through the media, especially) a mentality of "ME! ME! ME!...MINE! MINE! MINE!" Many mythologies of the world tell us to see the God in others and ourselves, then the ego falls away and we're more inclined to empathize with those around us. But, tough to do in a world that stresses competition for wealth, a work oriented life style, individuality, and the quest for material goods over spiritual and mental well-being. Great topic ya got here! Who says Lego's ONLY a toy!
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  April 11, 2008
Great work, but I think the poem is a little too straightforward. More metaphoric-ness would be awesome.
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  April 11, 2008
"What does it matter to ya? When you got a job to do, you gotta do it well; you gotta give the other fella h*ll..." (Live and let die) Brilliant work JD.
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