An Age Old tale

I tore apart my bookshelves searching for an explanation

Looking for one perfect book that offers exact summation

Epitomize humanity- existence as it is now

Dostoyevsky, Flaubert … my entire day spent I avow

Books strewn about: Twain, Plath, Voltaire, Camus, Hemingway, Irving

Perhaps the answers not a book, but the movie- Lion King

Joseph, Moses, Hamlet- told this same tale with ability

Exile, shame, hunger, despair, life, death, responsibility

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The Daily Post, May 22, 2015, Daily Prompt: Worldly Encounters~ The friendly, English-speaking extraterrestrial you run into outside your house is asking you to recommend the one book, movie, or song that explains what humans are all about. What do you pick?<a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/worldly-encounters/”>Worldly Encounters</a><a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/worldly-encounters/”>Worldly Encounters</a>

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