Evolved Man

Photo of Robert Snyder by Cheryl Batavia

Evolved Man

Evolved in thought.

Not easily deluded.

Never self-deluded.

Laser-sharp focus on truth.

Divides the goats of reason

from the sheeep of folly.

Evolved in intellect,

educated, informed.

Repository of knowledge__

both factual and conceptual,

both trivial and profound.

Grounded, self-deprecating, wise.

Evolved in human interactions.

Eludes the treachery of villans,

never villanous.

Extends himself in acts of kindness,

expecting nothing in return.

Open, vulnerable, self-assured.

Evolved in his passions,

disciplined, moderate, civilized,

slow to anger.

Only in his libido,

primitive man survives evolution!

Reprinted from Wonders

Copyright© 2018 by Cheryl Batavia


  1. Thank you Ratish for your thoughtful and perceptive comment. This poem is about my significant other, who feels it describes him as he would describe himself. I am very appreciative that you took time to read and relate to my message. Hope all is well with you! Cheryl

    Liked by 1 person


    1. Thank, you, Murali, for your generous comment. I am happy you like the poem. From reading your posts, I get the impression that you have a lot in common with the man who inspired the poem. That is about the highest compliment I can give. Stay safe and be happy!

      Liked by 1 person


    1. Thank you for reading my poems and for your kind comment, Amit. I am glad you like the poem. Robert and I feel so fortunate to have found each other at this late stage in our lives. We have been together for six years. Stay safe and happy! Cheryl

      Liked by 2 people


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s