The Humble Man

Ancient emperors
never understood
the humble man.

They sought to
control, manipulate,
and draw maps.

To them, ownership
was the only way
to gain wealth.

Those that lived
simple and humble
were weak.

War was the
only way to build
their empires.

The humble were
enslaved, or pushed
to the fringes.

Rent was paid,
and homage
was bestowed.

The humble man
was mocked
and ridiculed.

Empires flourished,
even when
all was stolen.

Eventually, emperors
and their empires
faded away.

Yet the humble man
knows, their imprint
still remains.

As new groups
seek to control
everywhere and everyone.

by Cody McCullough