So don’t claim to be a superior race.
Since life’s dawn you’ve borne many a label
That demeaningly disgrace and debase
Unbiased, you’ll see worth in flocks and herds
Like meekness in lambs and patience in steers,
Ethics in ravens and chasteness in birds,
And many a trait praised by pamphleteers.
Humans, however; to my sheer dismay
Are largely lustful, greedy and envious.
Heartlessly inclined to torment and slay
Leaving others with a taste to odious.
It would be well-grounded, reasoned and sane
If people learned from beings more humane.
Copyright © Ahmed Mehdi- All rights reserved
Ahmed Mehdi is an EFL teacher from Sfax, Tunisia. He has been writing poetry as a hobby, including Shakespearean sonnets, for the last 16 years. He firmly believes that poetry is, to some extent, articulation and perception, but it is essentially, and above all, inspiration!