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I'm Human Too

November 12, 2014
By Nightingale74 PLATINUM, Beavercreek, Ohio
Nightingale74 PLATINUM, Beavercreek, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"When you need something to believe in, believe in yourself."
"A poem unwritten is only a thought; unshared, unsaid..."


Angry words and vengeful tones

dripped like poison

from our lips.

 

We were both to blame.

 

But you said you're just human,

so it's okay.

What about me?

 

Aren't I human too?

 

You said it was all my fault,

but then you said

you loved me.

 

I don't understand.

 

Your words are salt in my wounds,

so I'll just say

I'm sorry.

 

But are you sorry?


The author's comments:

I wrote this poem right after my mom and I had a big argument. It's sort of an apology, but it's also more than that. My mom justified her actions by pointing out that she's just human and humans make mistakes. But then she blamed me for my mistakes. So what does that make me? An alien? I'm human too, and I make mistakes...it's just life. How come she justified her actions, but I have to take the blame for all of mine? And then she went and told me she loved me...which I know is true, but her timing made it seem hypocritical. 


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on Nov. 19 2014 at 7:01 pm
Nightingale74 PLATINUM, Beavercreek, Ohio
46 articles 0 photos 154 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When you need something to believe in, believe in yourself."
"A poem unwritten is only a thought; unshared, unsaid..."

Do it!!! You won't regret it, I promise :D

on Nov. 19 2014 at 4:53 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

That is so true! Next time I'm experiencing a strong emotion, I'll put my pen to the paper ;)

on Nov. 18 2014 at 8:27 pm
Nightingale74 PLATINUM, Beavercreek, Ohio
46 articles 0 photos 154 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When you need something to believe in, believe in yourself."
"A poem unwritten is only a thought; unshared, unsaid..."

Thank you so much for the comment, Liv! :D This poem was written in the spur of the moment...my mom and I had just finished arguing and I was angry and hurt and in tears...and this is what happened. Haha that's probably why it has so much feeling an emotion :) But I think that the poems we write in the heat of a moment-- at the peak of our emotion-- are often the best because we're getting an unfiltered flow of thoughts straight from our minds and hearts onto the paper.

on Nov. 18 2014 at 4:58 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

We all feel like this sometimes, and it makes getting rid of grudges that much harder. Sometimes we blame others because we're human, and forget that they're jhuman as well, so it seems like one of those "Practice what you preach" things. I really loved this, it embodies so much feeling and emotion, and makes us realize how many times we've felt like this too. :) 5 Stars!


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