Ernestine Northover

Veteran Poet - 1,779 Points (25th March 1943)

I'M Only Human

Poem by Ernestine Northover

When we make mistakes and exclaim, 'I'm only human',
what are we trying to say?
What are we apologising for?
As humans, are we only just above the lowest form of animal,
on this planet.
Where's our intelligence, our pride, our self respect.
Why can't we see ourselves as perfect structures,
created by an inspired architect.
We should stand tall, be proud of what we are,
acknowledge our worth.
Why is it that when we falter, lose confidence,
become unsure,
we can't help saying, 'I'm only human'.
It's a sad realisation to arrive at,
don't you think?
But then again, 'we are only human'!

© Ernestine Northover


Comments about I'M Only Human by Ernestine Northover

  • Andrew BlakemoreAndrew Blakemore (5/14/2008 3:47:00 PM)

    A nice piece about man's ultimate failings. Well written work. Love Andrew x(Report)Reply

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  • Brian DornBrian Dorn (5/11/2006 12:48:00 PM)

    Ernestine, yes, the ultimate all useful cop-out, ... overly used but sometimes legit. Great write! !
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  • Duncan Wyllie (4/1/2006 12:31:00 PM)

    We are not only anything as everything matters.Love Duncan(Report)Reply

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  • Shannon Chapel (12/9/2005 12:40:00 AM)

    Ernestine,
    Unfortunatley in my experiences when people say 'I'm only human' it's an excuse for them to behave badly. Set your standards low and you won't be disappointed, no?

    Good job. I liked this one.

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  • Uriah Hamilton (12/5/2005 8:30:00 AM)

    You're right, we should embrace a god-like view of the human.(Report)Reply

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  • Paula Teo (12/4/2005 6:24:00 PM)

    i love this comment i can relate to it a little...but still it is wonderful

    peace out
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 4, 2005

Poem Edited: Sunday, January 6, 2008


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