I am but a human
Living in my humanness
Worried about my gas, my rent and cigarettes.
I am only a human
Living in my human ways
Working 9-5 day after day with no significant change.
I am a simple human
Living amongst the human race
Worried about my weight and the wrinkles on my face.
I am only a human
Existing through my human phase
Who only worries about tomorrow and can’t wait to finish the day.
I am but a mere human who awakens by the buzzing of my alarm clock
Late to work again
Rushing past the strangers on the sidewalk.
I am only a human that throws wrappers out of my window to keep my car clean.
A human who is enslaved to always wanting, always needing and can’t find relief.
A human who’s always reaching, always thinking but cannot simply be.
Just a human with suppressed pain and suffering that cannot be released.
I am but a mere human trapped in my humaneness, yearning for success.
Concerned with what lies ahead but not with the present.
I am only a human who answers when my cell phone rings.
An ordinary human who wishes for the finer things.
Another human, who can’t spare change for the beggar on the street
because my money belongs to me.
A mere human that never has enough time, love or money.
Glued to a laptop and television screen.
I am but a mere human, saving up for plastic surgery.
Just a human with a wine bottle that’s half empty.
Unhappy and unhealthy.
I look into the mirror and a human is what I see.
& I guess I’m doing just fine, although my soul is on its knees.
But I’m just a mere human so I’ll keep living in my human ways, existing in my human phase.
I’m sure this is what God intended when he created the human race.
– Erika Fuego
Thank you so very much! ❤
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This makes one wonder, are our lives insignificant in the grand scheme of things?
I think about that all the time. Some times when I’m feeling down, I feel like just a spec on the universe. Like there is no significance. But deep inside, i have faith, hope and a sense of wonder and enchantment and it makes me feel like maybe even a smile can change someones day, and it makes me start to think how interconnected we all are. When i see the world in that way I see us all as one energy, feeding off each other and it makes me feel that every little thing is significant. I don’t know if i answered your question or confused you more but I myself struggle with that question.
Thank you so much <3!
Your poem gives great insight into the mystery of the human experience. This is an excellent piece of writing, and one I will cherish on my own human journey.
Wow, I really appreciate that. Thank you! Namaste ❤
welcome back to the blogosphere. 🙂
I am the same 🙂 Beautiful composition and also wondering where you went. I often found that the hardest inspiration comes from deep emotions but sometimes we are afraid of those emotions and therefore we give up the writing. But an sporadic composition is needed 🙂
Thanks so much. I appreciate you. And yes, you are exactly right. Love and light my brother ❤
Erika, this is simply brilliant! Your poetry is amazing. I was wondering where you were. Glad to see you on the blogosphere with such a strong poetry.
Awww thank you so much! I know I haven’t written in a while. Had a bit of a writer’s block but last night these words to this poem started coming into my head and I just couldn’t get it out 🙂 glad to be back! ❤
I’m glad you’re back 🙂