Man o’ peace Man o’ war Mano a mano Man, give me more! Man, Can you hear the clock More dangerous than a glock Can you hear that fatal Tick and tock As it locks On some future point? Man, your solid state battery Of past horrors does not stop The sting of a hundred thousand Harmful present shocks. Man o’ words Man o’ swords Man chokes on big bite Man, the blood fills my sight! Man, Does the clock keep you awake Does it make your heart pound, knees shake? Do you silently pray To ancient Gods Your soul to take? Do you sneak up and move the arms A little to the left, a little to the right What does it take to persuade yourself You have the will and fury and might And that you really want to fight fight fight? Man o’ sorrow Man o’ tomorrow Man o’ death not birth Man digs man into the earth. Man, Have you travelled a thousand roads? I have kissed a million toads Many of them have looked like you. Man, you say you suffered? Well, I suffered too! Man, can’t live with or without you. Big man wave big stick Man, your violence makes me sick Why can’t you draw or paint or write Man, your humanity is fading out of sight! Man o’ peace Man o’ lamb’s fleece Man o’ passion Man o’ love Man hold onto rainbow and dove! Man, I see the whirling dance Of the artists of Rome, the poets of France. Man, I see that ancient waltz of men of song: Men whom the muse has caught. Man, I ride the wobbling railroad track With men of wine and men of broken back. Man of plenty, man of scarcity Man of his word, man who put down the sword Man of sacrifice, man of devotion Man whose balm makes heavenly commotion! Man I blame you for being so little Man, did you too bite into that apple? Man of knowledge Renaissance Man I dip my paintbrush into your Watercolor pans And paint you a picture of how it should be I show you the sunrise And you drown me in the sea! Man o’ ignorance Man o’ pride Man o’ feet walking Blindly into high tide. Man o’ the waves Man o’ the caves Man o’ the fields Man o’ first yields Man o’ wandering Man o’ staying Man o’ kindness Man can’t you see your Brothers slaying, praying, failing? Man o’peace Man o’ war Mano a mano Man master no more.