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What it means to be human

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What it means to be human

Mind plagued by demons, thoughts irrational, delusion is my only friend;

What it means to be human, the very essence, totality, the truth is often a bitter pill;

They take for granted happiness, satisfaction...My misery and petty existence is cloaked, 
cryptic, the hidden message is often the hardest truth;

But who is to blame, disillusioned like sightseeing through the kaleidoscope of life and death;

This misery, this misery, this misery.......

Like a smoldering fire, ready to ignite without warning;

Antagonised by my own reflection;

Won’t someone hear the call of the desperate man, isolated and lonely like dim stars in a 
cloudy sky;

I dream to be a role model, but my intentions are often expressed by anger;

Picking up pieces of my past, perilous to touch just like shattered glass;

My demons, my demons, my demons.......

Why won’t they just leave me alone?

I want to be normal again, but then again...do I crave something I never was?

Psychosis consumes my very soul, what it means to be human, the very essence, totality......

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  1. Date: 12/2/2010 12:00:00 PM
    I can relate. There is hope! A new World to come. (2Peter 3:13)

  1. Date: 11/28/2010 5:35:00 PM
    I would like to welcome you to PoetrySoup. Wishing you the best in your writing endeavors. You can look to the left side of the main page and find lots of information on PoetrySoup including contests by members of PoetrySoup and contests by the PoetrySoup site also which you as a new member and us oldies also may enter. If you have questions please feel free to ask ANYONE here Chris. We are ALL willing to help and if we don't know the answer we will find someone who does. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/26/2010 8:33:00 PM
    Welcome to Poetry Soup.. enjoyed reading your very creative write tonight.. hope your time on Soup is fun and fantastic.. enjoy a happy weekend with luv..

  1. Date: 11/26/2010 1:06:00 PM
    Nice thoughts you have penned on to be human, Chris