Pagosa Springs Artists

Humankind

Tamed by frights, delights and clime,
Taught by poets, priests and rhyme,
Fed by comets, wheat and brine,
Warmed by coals and shoals and wine,
Clothed by looms, cocoons and vines,
Trained by sages,  pages,  lines,
Cheered by stars and larks and mimes,
Ruled by tools, computers,  time,
Healed by lasers, smiles and shrines,
Helped by hands and Heart Divine,
Still  by  rituals  entwined,
We alone are...humankind.

 

 

first published in Saint Davids Christian Writers Conference Awards

also published in Penned From The Heart Devotional

also published in Hoopeston Chronicle News

also published in GLORY IN THE ORDINARY Chapbook

also published in AllPoetry.com

©1997 Bonnie Manion

   

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