Rebecca Dodgson


Inherently Human - Poem by Rebecca Dodgson

People are weapons.
Our DNA is more virus than human,
and I can't help but wonder if it hasn't rubbed off a little.
We pointlessly destroy each other,
under the guise that we don't know anything else.
We blame:

stupidity,
ignorance,
and God.
And it only leads to more
Death.

The truth is that hurting people, that pointlessness,
is so inherently human,
that we blame anything but.

We scream.
We cry.
We run.
We act like this is just a reaction
When really,
these actions are like stepping stools
we use because we can't reach anything higher.
we act like we really are elevated,
like all that running got us somewhere,
but when we step down, we are NOTHING.

So we don't step down.
We add to the death and decay,
getting us higher and higher until we
ARE TOO AFRAID
to step down.
Which is so inherently human,
it makes me cry.

Topic(s) of this poem: fear, human nature


Comments about Inherently Human by Rebecca Dodgson

  • Fabrizio Frosini (9/1/2015 10:52:00 AM)


    I'm agnostic, therefore I avoid debating about ''creation'' [it would be - it is - a useless debate].. From what we know (using our ''brain'' - meaning an evolutionary 'product' itself) we're the mere biological product of what the ''BB'' started c.14 billion years ago.. from this point of view, we're both a-marvellous-result and just-a-poor-thing.. - accordingly, we can say: the glass is half full.. - or just the opposite.. ;)

    A well penned write, Rebecca. Thanks for sharing and.. Keep on posting

    Ciao
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 1, 2015



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