“Not in our nature,” a poem

(This poem is about the parable “The Scorpion and the Frog” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Scorpion_and_the_Frog)

Nature embraces with all her ill,
The creatures being by her will,
Seduced by the scorpion’s cunning skill,
The frog and him were killed.

The scorpion’s sting was in his nature,
The ultimate cause of the dictator.
How humans fight like gladiators
For fear of our behavior.

The scorpion stung, the frog was fraught,
A lesson of nature’s punishment brought.
Yet men, endowed with rational thought,
Can act as they ought.

But reason with instinct become a hindrance,
The guilt and shame for our existence,
As we may keep these sins at distance.
Then man and nature, different.

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