Humanity

I am not a river, for sometimes I must turn around and go back to where I began.

I am not a feather, for I can stand strong against the wind.

I am not a bridge, for there are times I cannot hold everything up by myself.

I am not a garden, for I can thrive no matter what the wind blows in.

I am not a sparrow, for sometimes I destroy what I build.

I am not a road map, for I am not always an example of the way to go.

I am  not an ocean, for sometimes my deepest motives become quite shallow.

I am not a diamond, for my value cannot be priced or marked.

I am not a window, for there are times I cannot see beyond my own threshold.

I am not a forest, for sometimes I must get up and walk away alone.

I am not an island, for there are times I must touch something by my side.

I am not an eagle, for I do not always know what I am searching for.

I am not a sunset, for darkness cannot overtake me at every dusk.

I am not a padlocked door, for I am open to what may come.

I am not a rainbow, for my colors leave an enduring mark.

Comments

  1. Hi Carrie, some great lines here. You could use one or two as starter lines for new poems.

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  2. This is just BEAUTIFUL, every single sentence.
    My favorite line is:
    "I am not a sparrow, for sometimes I destroy what I build."

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  3. You are right Gordon i may try that. Thank you. :-)

    Thank you Alexis I hope you both have a great weekend! :-)

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  4. Exquisitely expressed 'know your limits' but with recognition of responsibility (you are not a rainbow). Sorry to be the one to tell you this, but wisdom has visited and looks like staying. :-)
    Bravo! When your 'significant others' believe this about you and themselves, peace follows like an armistice.

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  5. This is absolutely inspiring! It's so honest about the human condition and strength.

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  6. Thank you Stafford you always come bearing encouraging words that i need. I hope you have a great weekend! :-)

    Rockin'Robin, thank you for stopping by and reading it. You and Stafford both inspire me!
    :-)

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  7. You describe humanity as it is - to often our expections of humans leaves them always disappointing....very nice piece your muse served you well....bkm

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  8. What else could i say of humanity ? you superbly describe it.

    "I am not a bridge, for there are times I cannot hold everything up by myself." well, there are time when the bridge can't hold everything by itself.

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  9. beautiful... so beautiful!! i don't know how you do it but Carrie i simply love your writings and been so blessed each time i visit. Thank you for this great lines.

    thanks for visiting me... your comment ALWAYS lift my spirit up and makes me SMILE.

    Love you!!

    Ruth,
    Underneath His Wrapping

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  10. Amazing writing as always! I love how you can think out of the box.

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  11. carrie, this is breathtaking in it's simplicity and explanation of who you are/aren't...i especially loved the line, 'I am not a padlocked door, for I am open to what may come.'...how i wish that i could grasp and somehow live this! what an outstanding work!

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  12. Dearest Carrie

    I have nominated you for the Pink Awards and would be honoured if you accept it. Thanks!

    http://poemsbyninotaziz.blogspot.com/2010/07/in-pink.html

    Your words continue to amaze me.

    Cheers and have a great weekend.

    Sincerely,

    ninotaziz

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  13. Hi, Thanks for joining my followers, very much appreciated.

    Loved your post also. amazing words.
    Wonderful.
    Enjoy your week-end.
    Yvonne.

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  14. Thank you everyone, your warm and sweet comments have made my day. I hope you all have an awesome weekend. :-)
    Ninotaziz you are so sweet...i thank you from the bottom of my heart! :-)

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  15. What a great poem!
    You are so talented.

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  16. Lovely lovely words! You are a wonderful writer!Thanks for your comment on my blog.

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  17. Thoughtful and enchanting poem! Very rich! Very original!

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  18. Thank you SuzyQ, Kathew, and Nothingprofound...your comments are a blessing to me. :-)

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