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To Be human

Burn it, tear it down, smash it all,      
throw bricks, set fires,          
leave nothing standing    
          
I am not a Grecian statue,          
topple the dais you've set me on.          
I am not a guiding flame,          
You cannot caress fire          
or make love to stone.    
          
I am crass, I am human          
I will destroy the images in your mind          
that makes you think I'm special          
Humans make love          
not art or spirits    
          
Remove the chains you've placed on me,          
this hateful prison of the mind.          
I will leave nothing left to worship          
and so end my slavery    
          
tears won't bring back what never was.          
What never was, a mocking dream.          
It is more than enough to be human          
with lust, desire, weakness, and strength          
all in equal measure    
          
don't just stand there with your mouth open,          
rip my cloths off and let me show you          
what it means to be human
APissPoorShaman
Written by APissPoorShaman (Ryszard)
Published | Edited 29th Sep 2022
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edit 9/28/22
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