Being Human

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This being human is

more of a responsibility than a freedom,

in need of a guidebook, not carte blanche;

we are not left alone in the playground of the world,

our Father in Heaven watches over us from Above.

Sometimes, forgetfulness seeps into my mind,

even while I try my best to follow the rules;

brings me back to basics, every now and then,

hopeful to find inspiration in the written word.

Ignorance of the divine blueprint of life,

brought me into conflict with my soul;

yet, I learned after enduring much strife,

that following G-d’s will is the key to the whole.

A life in pursuit of worldly bliss,

is best challenged by a desire to seek;

the path for a purpose in life will eclipse

the tendency towards natural instinct.

11 Comments

  1. This is stellar writing! I resonate with; “in need of a guidebook, not carte blanche; we are not left alone in the playground of the world.” 🙂

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  2. Great job. I love the finale –
    “A life in pursuit of worldly bliss,
    is best challenged by a desire to seek;
    the path for a purpose in life will eclipse
    the tendency towards natural instinct.”

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  3. I wish more people would acknowledge, and behave according to, this definition of being human! It is indeed a responsibility to others and to oneself. I can forgive forgetfulness, but too many people go on about their rights and ignore their responsibilities. There are so many written words to put us on the right path, we just have to read with an open mind.

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  4. …and if there were a guidebook, we’d no doubt set it aside and go stumbling stubbornly on our way! I very much enjoyed your response to the challenge.

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  5. Yes, I believe the Bible is God’s guidebook for us and it’s so true that “Ignorance of the divine blueprint of life, brought me into conflict with my soul;” Being human is needing rules 🙂

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