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Being Human
by A PAX
Monday, June 06, 2011
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Being Human

Being human encompasses so many things
Beyond the capability to walk upright
That talent is also held by bears and apes
Kangaroos hop upright, and the sea horse swims upright

So we are not that special
We navigate in mixed company

Being human comes with such blessings
That are misused
And Abused

So we are not that special
However, we have the capability of choice


Being human is so amazing in the scheme of things
With all the order and beauty in the universe
All the mysteries, all the light
All the gifts

I think we are that special
When we choose to be

And use everything given to us
With appreciation and respect

Being human
Makes us creatures of circumstance
And endless potential


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Reviewed by Muhammad Al Mahdi 1/27/2012
Very thoughtful casual poetry, flows easy like a thought that speaks, I think, to everyone.
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 6/19/2011
Nice, Anita. Different from you. I like folks who keep me on my toes:) Hugs,
Reviewed by jude forese 6/14/2011
we are definitely special when we move above our human condition ...

you put this poem together quite well ... enjoyed reading ...
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 6/8/2011
Being human also seems to bring out the worst in us. Like children, we plunge into ideas without thought of the consequences. I just hope we can retain being human when the crunch comes.

Reviewed by Charlie 6/8/2011
I think too, that there's a distinction between being merely human (we use that phrase to say we're fallible) and being humane. That we have the choice to be the latter is a great blessing, both to ourselves and to others. You bring out such good points. --Charlie
Reviewed by John Flanagan 6/7/2011
A gentle and wise view, Pax;
no crude preaching and the point
is better made and more subtly for that.

Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 6/7/2011
Well said indeed...Hugss
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 6/7/2011
well said, i like it!
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 6/7/2011
As you are one of the few humans worth learning from...e
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 6/7/2011
Wise words, AP, expressed with the clarity of true self-realization.
In appreciation,
Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/7/2011
I think you are so right, we are truly blessed to be able to think, to reason, and yes to feel emotions that strongest being LOVE...

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