Jon Corelis


Only Human - Poem by Jon Corelis

If you were me, you'd be inhuman too.
A glance at what we share should make it plain
I'm only human, so I'm just like you.

I need the things I have: too bad for you.
My inconvenience justifies your pain.
If you were me, you'd be inhuman too.

The big boys offer me a chance of gain:
if I don't take it, what else can I do?
I'm only human, so I'm just like you,

and if my boot should crush your baby's brain,
I'm only doing what they tell me to:
if you were me, you'd be inhuman too.

This cross of lies determines what is true,
and makes our being human inhumane.
I'm only human, so I'm just like you.

So don't be so judgmental: of us two,
one has to be an orphan of the rain.
If you were me, you'd be inhuman too.
I'm only human, so I'm just like you.


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 7, 2003



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