Are we not men?


Are we not men?

Living, breathing skeletons,
flesh and skin with salty, sharp
liquids transversing through
multi-layered vessels, arteries, veins.

We’re alive as any living creature,
awakened with environmental sense,
bound to habits and the pressing desire
to survive and thrive.

Yet are we not more shell than man?
Killing and consuming with no soul,
pillaging without reason,
walking in a spirit-dead existence?

For unlike man, a shell knows its place.
Emotionally frozen, it’s deaf to the godly
conscience that surpasses all barbaric traits.

It sees even the most pervasive deeds
as natural, which even men born
into sanity painfully replicate.

Are we not men?
Are we not shells?
Are we not shell-men?

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