Passing Humanity

May 1, 2012
By Nicole8808 BRONZE, Newburyport, Massachusetts
Nicole8808 BRONZE, Newburyport, Massachusetts
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I huddle in the corner
Swathed in cloth
Stench woven through
The fabric
My feet are bare
My toenails rotten
I cry
Tears of the very people
Who ignore
My tortured sounds

Soul after soul
Passes by
Without a glance
So eager to continue on
With their lives
They forgot me
They forgot

I begin to laugh
They back away
They think I am not sane

I am not sane
I am sanity itself
I am not poor
I am poverty itself

They scoff at my clothes
My scarred face
They gave me this face
They wove these clothes
The blood I ooze
Is their mistakes
The dirt I sit in
Their lapses in judgment

They assume I have
No moral code
I have no moral code
I am morality itself
They think I do not belong
In society
I do not belong in society
I am society itself

I am not human
I am humanity itself
I sit in the corner and rot
They pass me by
But they have created me


The author's comments:
I dreamt this poem one night, and when I woke up, I scrambled for a pen because I thought I really had something.

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on Jun. 28 2012 at 4:04 pm
Nicole8808 BRONZE, Newburyport, Massachusetts
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Thank you so much for saying that, that means a great deal to me. 

on May. 30 2012 at 3:55 pm
SpaceCactus BRONZE, Bartlett, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"But what is any ocean but a multitude of drops?"- Cloud Atlas

That is an amzing poem! It reminds me of the song "Give Me Your Eyes" by Brandon Heath, because we really don't know a person just by looking at them- there's always more than meets the eye. Beautiful work with a great message: keep it up! :) I agree with JackieH; you can't give up on a dream like that. You have a lot of talent!

on May. 10 2012 at 5:17 pm
Nicole8808 BRONZE, Newburyport, Massachusetts
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Wow thank you so much for your wonderful comment! That is so great to hear. Thank you so very very much!

on May. 9 2012 at 10:15 pm
JackieH PLATINUM, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Don't break character, you've got a lot of heart. ~ The Killers

WOW this is fantastic!!!! Seriously, don't stop dreaming poems. You really DO have something.


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