Poems of Thobile Maso

What are we

a poem by Thobile Maso©2002 Thobile Maso

We are born complete but unfinished
We constantly catching up with ourselves
We have arrived in an open imperfect world
we do not have a ready made world

That is what we are

We have no given relation with world
We produce tools to modify our physical environment
To bend the nature to our will
We cannot exist apart from the society
We are the part of the whole

That is what we are

There is no human meaning without activity
To sustain our on going biography of life
As co - producers of the world
Human existence is an ongoing act of balance

That is what we are

Culture is a totality of human products
You and I together we invent the tools and language
You and I together we can make a difference
If you want to know
You and I to gether we can shape and change the world


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