Just a human

I’ve just turned into a human:
Craving mastery over that-
That translucent,
Crumbled parchment,
Pallid bodily air.
And I wonder what my feet do,
‘Coz I am meant to fly,
O! I’m volatile,
just volatile, aren’t I?

I’ve turned into a question
One I ask myself a day,
Shutting myself to the darkness-
Bleak,
Melancholy darkness.
Yet, I wish to see the light,
Fall upon that lie,
But, am I not nocturnal?
Just nocturnal, aren’t I?

Feel that beating heart of mine,
Pumping blood the colour-
Of your love.
O! I’m immortal and I shall never die,
But, I am just a human.

Just a human, aren’t I?










53 Comments Add yours

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much!

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      1. Shanyu says:

        😊

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  1. Sabrina Mazzora says:

    And yet, being a human is one of the hardest things to do

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Exactly. It actually is so difficult that I wonder if anyone is human at all. What does it mean to be human? I leave the question open.

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      1. Sabrina Mazzora says:

        🙂 question philosophers are trying to answer for thousands of years and still haven’t figured it out … one could say love, but then again what is love … and we can role with questions and answers into the infinity … 🙂

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      2. Shanyu says:

        So true. Humans are just an undefined term today. I hope we get an answer soon. I am pretty sure it will be disappointing, but let’s see. We pretty much remain a species that cannot be classified according to behavioural instincts. I guess we should just remain happy being undefined.

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      3. Sabrina Mazzora says:

        Remain happy undefined and find the pleasure in such a freedom – being free from all the definitions, to act only under the rules of heart and love and mercy … could be the only way to reach the state of a human. And definitions, what definition says about butterfly is very scarce and unjust for such a precious creature.

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  2. Shanyu says:

    Actually, well said. We must rather be happy being free of definitions…this has just come to my notice how there’s all sorts of problems currently with people considering others a little less human. If that is the condition without a definition, I wonder how bleak will the world be? I would rather be a race of races than life. So so true. Undefined humans, the only way to be humans.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much dear friend. I really appreciate it. I am honoured to receive the nomination! Congratulations to you too!

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  3. Muralikrish says:

    Great post.👌

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much!

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      1. Muralikrish says:

        My pleasure.👍

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      2. Shanyu says:

        (•‿•)

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  4. Like!! I blog quite often and I genuinely thank you for your information. The article has truly peaked my interest.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much. I’m glad you likeit!

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  5. Great thoughts packed into evocative words! I especially love “I’ve turned into a question, one I ask myself every day”. The questions run seamlessly into the last one, and yet you’re kind of surprised, because it seems contradictory that all this makes us human, but thinking about it, it’s true that’s a part of it… Certainly challenges one to think 👏🏽

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much. I’m glad the poem resonated with you.

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  6. Elle says:

    Hi! I want you to know that you have been a very inspirational blogger to everyone and that you are nominated for an award called the Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award. I would love to hear from you but, if you think otherwise, it’s okay too no worries. Here’s the link: https://ellesunpopularopinions.wordpress.com/2020/07/01/ideal-inspiration-blogger-award/

    Congratulations! 🙂

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much Dear Elle. I’m honoured to know that I have inspired you in any way possible. Thank you so very much. Congratulations to you too. This would be my last award nomination. I am planning to follow an award free zone soon. This will be a perfect way to do so. Peace and greetings from Sui generis 💛💛💛

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  7. Elle says:

    This is so sweet! 🥰 You’re very much welcome! I’m glad you considered this haha and I totally understand your plan, we support you. More power to your blog, Shanyu. 💚

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    1. Shanyu says:

      It is my pleasure. I’m glad you understand. I found this award thing to be distracting for my poetry goals. I initially was so glad to be able to receive such nominations but I guess I’m steering away from my actual goal of impacting with words. So yes, this will be my last, and I’m so glad you support me! Have a fantastic week. I still hope you will be a part of my WP journey. Peace ☮️

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      1. Elle says:

        ☺️☺️☮☮✌

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  8. Watt says:

    This is profoundly one of the best things I’ve read in some time. The rhyme had a depth of its own, its almost like a yawning well, calling to be explored and consumed, and so effortlessly. Incredible.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much Watt. It is such a wonderful compliment. I’m so glad that you have liked this piece. I feel honoured to have received this from you. Peace and greetings to you. I hope you are well. Please take care. Thank you once again.
      Yours,
      Shanyu.

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  9. I loved reading this, too.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much!

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      1. You are welcome!

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      2. Shanyu says:

        😊💛

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  10. Great poem!
    It evoked an image of Frankenstein for me – no idea if that was in your thinking but it’s a brilliant read either way! 👍🖤

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much. I certainly did not think of Frankenstein, but once you say that, it kinda makes sense! Thank you so much for the read.

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      1. You’re most welcome 😁🖤

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      2. Shanyu says:

        😁💛💛

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  11. JALPA says:

    It’s a hard task to be human with feelings and stay in touch with the world! You have penned it wonderfully! That’s all I must say 💫☺️

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    1. Shanyu says:

      So true. It is difficult indeed, but we keep on living! Thank you so much for stopping by. Your words mean a lot. Peace and greetings from Sui generis 💛💛

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      1. JALPA says:

        😇💫

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  12. Nima Mohan says:

    Sui.. your writings leave me in awe… !!
    This too is amazing 🙂 ❤

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    1. Shanyu says:

      thank you so much dear! your support means a lot!

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  13. Beautiful…I loved reading this too..

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you once again. Glad to have you here. Just great! Peace and greetings 💛

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  14. jonicaggiano says:

    What a beautiful piece of writing to express a complex question my friend. I have always thought and felt like I should fly.

    “And I wonder what my feet do,
    ‘Coz I am meant to fly,
    O! I’m volatile,
    just volatile, aren’t I?”

    Gorgeous work my friend. Be blessed and inspired. With love 💕 Joni

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much Joni. You have such wonderful words to say. I’m beaming in gratitude. Thank you friend. Thank you.
      I dont know if it came out, but the part about flying was so close to me considering that urge to fly above all the normal happenings. It is disheartening how a human is no more what he was.
      Thank you for your blessings. Grateful for your immense support.
      Love,
      Shanyu.

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      1. jonicaggiano says:

        It is my pleasure my friend. I miss dreaming of flying which I did when I was younger. I appreciate your support as well. Love 💕 Joni

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      2. Shanyu says:

        Love and peace ✌️

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      3. jonicaggiano says:

        To you as well my friend. Love ❤️ Joni

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      4. Shanyu says:

        Love always.

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      5. jonicaggiano says:

        You too my friend. ❤️💕

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  15. sidathssd says:

    Love…💞💞💞💞

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  16. vintageblack says:

    But you already know what you are. A godly spirit in human form. You just need help learning how to balance salt and sugar during that human artistic odyssey of yours. Don’t miss out on neither Moon nor Sun. Hug!!!!!

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  17. Sylvia says:

    I want to to thank you for this great read!! I definitely enjoyed every little bit of it.
    I’ve got you saved as a favorite to check out new things you post…

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