Rate this poem:(0.00 / 0 votes)

The Unoriginal

KingBase 2003 (earth) – 2003 (earth)

It’s hard to be what no man has before,
Smart or dumb, tall or short, fat or thin.
It has all been done before, is anything under the heavens original?
The heavens?... maybe.

Everyone has lived, some longer than others.
Most have died, All will.
At Least that is certain.
The alive dead, The pure corrupted, the jailed free.
Subversion of status is almost a compliance to fate.

Change is certain,
Whether through revolution or innovation.
Change is as certain as death.
Freedom to change is sparse.
What gives those who orchestrate change worthy?
Belief? Race? Age? Status?

I believe it's within,
I am change itself.
Maybe i am a man who will do as no one has before,
Or maybe i'm just another man to have thought of this freedom,
And failed.
Font size:

Submitted on March 28, 2021

40 sec read


Seventeen Year Old, Lost. more…

All KingBase poems | KingBase Books

FAVORITE (0 fans)

Discuss this KingBase poem with the community:



    Find a translation for this poem in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)


    Use the citation below to add this poem to your bibliography:


    "The Unoriginal" Poetry.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 22 Oct. 2021. <https://www.poetry.com/poem/96782/the-unoriginal>.

    Become a member!

    Join our community of poets and poetry lovers to share your work and offer feedback and encouragement to writers all over the world!

    More poems by



    Browse Poetry.com


    Are you a poetry master?

    The long poem “The Waste Land” was written by which poet?
    • A. Emma Lazarus
    • B. W. H. Auden
    • C. C. S Lewis
    • D. T. S. Eliot

    Our favorite collection of

    Famous Poets