On Being Human

On Being Human


We are

What we are

As much

Made by others

As we are


And by chemistry


We are

Not much more

Than victims

Each bound

As much by

Ignorance as by

Fear and individual



We are

What we are

Subject to

Indifference and

A degree of personal



We are

What we are

Objects to be

Stared at


Laughed at and

Variously abused

We are

What we are

Make no mistake

There are no

Universal laws

And misery

Is entirely optional

My friend 




  • orchidee

    I'm half human, half guinea pig, as in my pic! They are not giant hamsters. lol.

    • Neville

      the pills are in the drawer next to your exercise wheel and water bowl...

      • orchidee

        Ah good. lol.

      • Goldfinch60

        Yes we are what we are. We are all individuals with our own faults foibles and funniness. Being unique is what gives us the joy in our lives.

        • Neville

          ah yes.. the very essence of it... thank you GF60...

        • Poetic Dan

          Wow, plenty of food for thought. I read it all then went back to the start and already my mind is overloaded. Bit early so I'll come back for lunch ;)

          Great stuff
          Thank you

          • Neville

            enjoy ya lunch and thank you Dan...

          • Fay Slimm

            Starkly true these informed words my friend - yet I see its message in its finalé - - that despite our predicament - " misery is entirely
            optional" - - a wise and helpful conclusion to ponder Nev. and my thanks to you for sharing it.

            • Neville

              yes indeed Fay .. often one needs to look beneath the surface to see things more clearly and appreciate what is ours..... N

            • dusk arising

              A lesson well presented. I hope it's taken on board.

              We are very accepting of others individuality aren't we.

              • Neville

                I know I am.. and believe it to be an absolute must.. thank you squire..... Neville

              • Suresh

                I know I am all that you so poetically ascribed, now what....

                • Neville

                  its entirely up to you...

                • FineB

                  Hello Neville,

                  An awesome poem and incredibly vivid.

                  Being human is a complicated aspect of life itself.

                  Keep on writing

                  • Neville

                    Thank you FineB, you are very kind and believe me, always appreciated...


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