Cody O'Hara

Rookie (June 30th,1994)

We Are Human - Poem by Cody O'Hara

At times we only desire to be alone
Finding better company with ourselves
Than with what others provide

Yet not moments later a pang of loss
Overcomes our being, and we only
Desire to find lost company

What madness is this, what deathly
Horrid insanity could drive us
To be this way, to desire such,

Loneliness in the thickest crowd
Fear and sorrow sunk into the roots
Of the human psyche tearing to get out;

What madman devised us so
Created such beings with inherent
Hypocrisy, doubt, and despair

What monsters are we that
Can hate, lie, and kill
While cowering in the corner

From the beasts which
Hunt us not from without
But from within;

But also what greatness lies
In our hearts and in our minds
That lets us overcome these poisons

That let us rise above
Create, think, feel, love
And light aflame the guiding beacon

Which leads us through the
Dark cave of our existence
Into the dawning of the sun;

We are indeed a race of
Strange, amazing, and horrible
Beings wandering about

Lost like children searching
For an absent mother
Or an object of comfort

We are human, one of many
Individuals in a crowd
Attempting to find ourselves

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 20, 2012

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