I'M Only Human (For Diane) Poem by Valerie Dohren

I'M Only Human (For Diane)

Rating: 5.0


Oh God, I’m only human
I haven’t been here long
I’m not blessed with divinity
So bound to get it wrong

Oh God, I’m only human
I try to be so good
I learnt to swim quite early
And hence survived The Flood

Oh God, I’m only human
I shout and curse and pout
And though I may not show it
I’m really quite devout

Oh God, I’m only human
I never go to Church
I’m sorry to neglect You
And leave You in the lurch

Oh God, You're up in Heaven
Whilst I am down below
What is it like to be there?
I’d really like to know

Oh God, I’m only human
Yet always strive to be
A good upstanding citizen -
And ask You round for tea

Oh God, I’m only human
I say my prayers each day
I’ve not yet won the lottery
To that, what do You say?

(Oh God, we’re only human
So this I You implore
To set to rights this planet
And bring an end to war)

POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Written in response to Diane Hine's comment on my poem 'I'm Just A Woman) . I'm sure God has a sense of humour.
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
David Wood 02 April 2013

The universal question, what comes after we shuffle off this mortal coil?

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Diane Hine 03 April 2013

Thank you Val for taking me up on my daft suggestion - you've done a wonderful job. (second stanza is my favorite) !

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Nader Baheri 04 April 2013

of course God has such sense of humour. the only important thing is humanity.we all are human although some of us may forget it some time. this poem just reminded me a quotation by baroque spinoza who has said God has not created this world to stand out of it so everything happens here is God himself even the untrue things. great i really love it~nb

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Unwritten Soul 04 April 2013

Love this, cool wind from north! _Soul

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Chandra Thiagarajan 05 April 2013

A great sequel to your previous beautiful write! Glad Diane Hine has evoked this lovely response!

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Patricia Grantham 25 April 2013

This is really a magnificent poem and one that I truly enjoyed reading. We all are Human and therefore are imperfect. Hopefully we will learn from our mistakes. Most appreciative!

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Sandra Feldman 15 April 2013

I think that the Human Animal is Nature's greatest mistake, however poets that write like you are an exception.

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Siyabonga A Nxumalo 15 April 2013

Amazing poem, enjoyed reading it. Siya_! !

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Kelvin Owusu 15 April 2013

a lovely lovely piece, enjoyed the humor in this brings a realism in humanity

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Mary Forrester 14 April 2013

Loved it Valerie, funny.

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