Ations

If we meet and I say, 'Hi,'
That's a salutation.
If you ask me how I feel,
That's a consideration.
If we stop and talk a while,
That's a conversation.
If we understand each other,
That's a communication.
If we argue, scream and fight,
That's an altercation.
If later we apoligize,
That's reconciliation.
If we help each other home,
That's a cooperation.
And all these actions added up
Make Civilization.
(And if I say this is a wonderful poem,
Is that exaggeration?)

by Shel Silverstein

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This was a great poem created.
Very entertaining poem.. I enjoyed every line... The title caught my curiosity on Actions...I thought it was a place or a name.10+++❤
An excellent poem on the ATION endings. How inventive! Congratulations being chosen as Modern Poem Of The Day. A wonderful poem? That´s no exaggeration at all. True wonderful and a delightful read.
nonyms for different aspects of communications. A humorous poem Shel Silverstein style!
I enjoyed the living definitions of the sy
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