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Sharifa Coombs

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7-4-2006 12:00 AM

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7-4-2006 12:00 AM

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My poem Life is about the questions that are constantly posed by people of all kinds. One thing that can be counted on or expected is the unpredictability of life, but scientist and theorists are always attempting to come up with predictions for what the future will be. Basically, this poem examines different aspects of human nature and the different expectations placed on us by society. For example the meaning of “success,” society deemed it to mean wealth and sometimes fame. In reality the meaning of success is different for everyone, and sometimes the meaning of success given by society comes at a higher price. This poem simply examines human nature and the way it questions things in life, and the fact that humans can be selfish, and have individualistic attitudes. Most of the time people are okay with their actions because they feel justified, however, it doesn’t always mean the other person is not hurt by it. But, because we are so individualistic and are not the receivers of the treatment, often times we do not care. This is sad because at some point in our lives we can all be susceptible to cruelty of others. We should have consideration for their feelings because one never knows how others are affected. One person may forget about what is said, and another could hold on to it for the rest of their life. I ended the poem with the reminder that every person that we come in contact with or talk about is a person, and could be just like us.