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"Human" by Eric Wayne Flynn

Updated on January 30, 2014
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"Human"

The only race that matters

All destined for the same finish line

Have enough sense to enjoy the colorful landscape

The petty dart by me in haste

I don't sweat the small stuff

I will see them at the end

Adorned with flowers that they can't smell

I laugh at their folly

I, a human, but also an asshole...

Guess this puts me back at the starting line

Crouched, ready to attack, awaiting the sounds of guns


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      Ryem 3 years ago from Maryland

      I really like your strong message here and the energy in the poem is amazing. Voted up and sharing too!

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      Eric Wayne Flynn 3 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thanks so much Christina for the vote, the sharing and the kind words. Ima hop over to your page and check some stuff out at a later time.

      EWF

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

      Eric you have touched on a part of me that I normally regress, but sometimes the asshole gets out and I do feel like I have to take more than a few steps back. Thank you for sharing.. Jamie

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      Eric Wayne Flynn 3 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thanks for the visit Jamie, you asshole. Ha, EWF

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      You are so adept at saying so much in so few words Eric. I envy that ability. Well done.

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      Eric Wayne Flynn 3 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thanks Jodah, I came up with this one on my walk to grab a coffee this morning. Today was a good day, tomorrow? Ha, we will see. Best to you as always

      EWF

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      Lisa VanVorst 3 years ago from New Jersey

      Great poem. Short and sweet and to the point.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      A great poem ;voted up and wishing you a good weekend.

      Eddy.

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      Eric Wayne Flynn 3 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thanks Eddy, same to you.

      EWF

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      Eric Wayne Flynn 3 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thank you Lisa

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      pochinuk 3 years ago

      .. at the starting line too!- I get it.

      Well (scent) enced ) Eric!

      Your poem is infused with all the right things

      ...and you narrow it right down to those real human thoughts

      as you were "on your way to grab a coffee.."

      -pochinuk

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      Eric Wayne Flynn 3 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Hi Pochinuk, thanks for the comments. I'm glad you're at the starting line too.

      EWF

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