Monday, January 21, 2008

on being human

Over and over, I have tried and failed
after which I took a step back
Smacked myself around with enlightenment
Gained some wisdom
And was lonely in it

People say I am hard on myself
and I am
Because I think somehow I should be above it
Should be better at being in it
Should know myself more by now

Every once in awhile I have a moment
where I let myself be human
And it's not quite as lonely
even though I'm in the dark

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Blogger Peter said...

I love it.

1/22/2008 4:21 AM  
Blogger MontrealGurl said...

A resounding "uh huh!"

1/24/2008 3:02 PM  
Anonymous noah said...

The level of maturity and insight that you display in your posts is remarkable, even more so knowing how relatively young you are.

Great job.

1/25/2008 2:46 PM  
Blogger Grad School Reject said...

Any chance this becomes a song?

1/25/2008 8:05 PM  
Blogger Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

You've inspired me to write a haiku. Maybe a dirty limerick.

Well done.

1/27/2008 11:21 PM  
Blogger Mood Indigo said...

Thanks lovelies!

Dr. Ken - I am going to your blog right now to see the fruit of such labors...I love me a dirty haiku!

1/29/2008 12:35 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I love it. I love how thoughful and thought provoking you are.

2/01/2008 9:06 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Lovely and honest.

2/04/2008 12:07 AM  
Blogger S'Mat said...

thumbs up!
isn't it strange that we can see ourselves in others? wherein someone we scarcely know can say something you feel you feel alone? and connect you. to them. and to your self.

2/05/2008 4:50 PM  
Blogger Mood Indigo said...

Lisa and Heather - an honor, coming from the two of you.

S'mat - yes!

2/07/2008 12:02 AM  
Anonymous The Sticking Place said...

This is quite lovely.

2/11/2008 6:04 AM  

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