Suzanne Hayasaki

Gold Star - 5,781 Points (October 4,1966)

I Am Human - Poem by Suzanne Hayasaki

I choose to be human.
I choose to hope.
I choose to despair.
I choose to rage.
But I will not hate.

I accept my flaws.
I sense my limits.
I realize that I am blind.
I fight battles I cannot win.
But I will not give in.

I fluctuate from day to day.
I vacillate.
I hesitate.
I cannot find my way.
But I will not stay in place.

I read.
I reason.
I ponder.
I meditate.

I choose silence.
I find words.
I am passive.
I react.

I have no answers.
I give no advice.
I am not worldly.
I am not wise.
But still I will not turn
To the patterns of the past
Or the deep grooves of suspicion.

I will face each day
With my tears washed away
And my fears tucked inside
And my heart leading my mind
Down roads my soul must go.

Topic(s) of this poem: hope, sorrow, spirituality

Comments about I Am Human by Suzanne Hayasaki

  • Shakil Ahmed (11/18/2015 10:23:00 AM)

    you have painted your passions very well in the poem, well penned, you are a great poet, i request you to read some of my poems and leave your comments. (Report) Reply

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  • Seema Jayaraman (11/18/2015 6:35:00 AM)

    Being strong, being human, retaining the humanity.. each battle faced..not giving in.. to hate.. well written and presented.. thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

    Suzanne Hayasaki (11/18/2015 4:05:00 PM)

    I thank you for taking the time to read this poem!

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 18, 2015

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