Being Human

Through repetition we dull life,
Like knives in hands that no longer care
Where they cut.
Where are our eyes, the joyful minds?
That looked upon the world without judgement,
Before we were stuffed full of other peoples’ knowledge,
Crushed between other peoples’ lines,
Taught to follow a path worn so deep in the landscape of choice,
There seemed no other way to turn…

Now I’ll look for myself,
Decide what’s right from what is wrong,
Take no word but my own.
For regrets only live in the mind that pushes life away,
Following without thinking
The echo of memory –
That mirrored hall, that darkened cave,
Where we push all the pain we imagine is in store –
It’s not.
The pain will not, cannot last.
When we call the bluff of fear,
Say to life – do your worst!
And in that action find nothing but the best:
The living, breathing, transcendent joy
Of being human.


17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bhaga
    Oct 15, 2012 @ 03:07:52

    Reblogged this on Lab of Evolution and commented:
    Great poem with inspiring and energizing impetus! Thank you Mark!


  2. Nina
    Oct 15, 2012 @ 05:25:15

    Reblogged this on Living Well.


  3. fiveloaf
    Oct 18, 2012 @ 07:16:39

    nice write. keep it up mb.. here’s my rally..


  4. Kapil
    Oct 18, 2012 @ 12:54:01

    Simply amazing..


  5. Sasha Jenna Spears
    Oct 18, 2012 @ 15:18:58

    wonderful discussion on how, why, and more being human….

    keep inspiring.


  6. kshawnedgar
    Oct 18, 2012 @ 23:13:17

    This one really speaks to me right now. Thanks. Pulling life close.


  7. Lexi Woods
    Oct 19, 2012 @ 15:37:13

    powerful touch on common issues.


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