Humanity

May 1, 2009
By nemrac BRONZE, Pittsburg, California
nemrac BRONZE, Pittsburg, California
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I am human—unwittingly divine.

I am a bullfighter, yet scared of the dark.
I need no one but I desire your approval.
I am dazzling yet broken—desiring your acceptance.
I laugh through the day, but cry through the night.

I am—now I see—just like the moon.
I see a great darkness, but I light up the sky.
I am a shimmering frame hung out on display.
I am His great image—may I live in this way.

I was just human—unwittingly divine, but now I stand with You—alive and sublime.

The author's comments:
As a senior, poetry was the last thing on my mind. My teacher Dr. Murphy opened my eyes to the idea of petry being attainable by a teenage mind. He encouraged us to write poems to express our feelings because putting your emotions into the right words is definitely not easy. This poem describes my life, and how people pretened to be something that they are not. People pretend to be something magnificient, but on the inside they feel alone and dark. I hope the reader sees that they are not living without a purpose, they create the purpose they decided to live for.

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on May. 10 2009 at 11:43 pm
jennnnnnn BRONZE, Irvine, California
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wow this is impressive, and i love the message of your poem. my favorite line is 'i am dazzling yet broken-desiring your acceptance', and i think that describes a lot of people i know. great job!



itd be nice if you could check out my stuff too, thanks! :)


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