Only Human

in poetry •  2 years ago 

Sometimes old poems take on new meanings years later. This poem originally appeared on Sumayyah Said So on August 4, 2014.

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only human

admirer of me
punish me gently
i’m not the hero you claim me to be
accept my humble apology
and my crown
you once polished so thoughtfully
no longer belongs to me

lay me to rest
now that you’ve slain me
i have lost my place
my pedestal has tumbled down
gravity holds me in her arms
i’m only human after all
i’m just a person not a god
don’t want to serve as your inspiration
don’t lift me up to let me fall
i’m only human after all

follower of mine
here our paths must diverge
your hopes and dreams will weigh me down
and the jungle i can’t traverse
through swamp and quicksand i must slog
and can’t afford to bring you along

so hate me
despise my face
and leave me to my fate

lay me to rest
now that you’ve slain me
i have lost my place
my pedestal has tumbled down
gravity holds me in her arms
i’m only human after all

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You are truly gifted with words! I know your poem advises not to admire you, but I do--with your human imperfections and complications and all--in fact that just may be what I admire the most...knowing that beyond your gift of wordsmithing, you are truly human, just as I am..which makes you even more powerful, relatable and admirable to me <3

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Thank you so much for your kind words. I'll check out the challenge as soon as I can.

Let me gaze in lost repose,
Upon your crown of petalled rose,
And I in turn will not impose,
My hopes and dreams beyond these prose

That's lovely!

Thanks! Yours was lovely too.

Like a piece of ice on a hot stove the poem must ride on its own melting. You melt our hearts by you wonderful poetry.I will never believe. Everyone can write, it is just about finding the way you write best. I just found a way to combine letters and words to make it sound like I know what I am talking about. Trust me, it is something everyone can do if you put a little thought into it. Thanks for sharing this. #sumayyahsaidso

Thank you.

those are Heart touching line 👌

Thank you.