This human being

This human being is pondering,

What would be she be if not a soul encased in a human form, respiring?

Soaring eagle daring to touch the sky,

Ferocious tiger predating ferociously shy?

A leaf nearing end from a broken twig,

Or a peacock wooing with its latest jig?

This human being is wondering,

Human beings crave to carve an individuality for themselves considering,

Every other creation is identified collectively,

While we look to be identified specifically,

Yearning to be different from the rest,

Are we succeeding in this test?

This human being is contemplating,

We know a crow as a crow and not by its name debating,

Its individual identity,

Then why we do attach so much importance to this self-identity,

Signing off as human being collectively,

Far more precious than my individual identity optimistically,

This human being is thus concluding,

This soul encased in a human form is a reflection of the past generations, including,

A mirror to the future generations, exuding,

A torch bearer of every human inhabiting,

From the past,

Till future lasts.

176 words.

Acknowledgements :- Thank you Reena Saxena for hosting Reena’s Exploration Challenge # 176 and Kim for hosting Poetics at dVerse. Thank you all for stopping by and reading.

33 thoughts on “This human being

Add yours

  1. This is absolutely profound! I resonate with; “Human beings crave to carve an individuality for themselves considering, every other creation is identified collectively.” Yes! πŸ™‚

    Liked by 2 people

  2. I love the reflection on our ancestors, and the generations to come. Makes me think of that quote – you come from the love of thousands.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I like the way you tweaked the prompt words and developed them into a beautifully pondering, philosophical poem, Kitty. The repetition of β€˜This human being is’ is effective, together with the juxtaposition of soaring eagle/tiger, to convey the wide range of human emotions and abilities, and the striving for self-identity and individuality, very human traits. My favourite line: β€˜This soul encased in a human form is a reflection of the past generations’.

    Liked by 2 people

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at

Up ↑

Akita International Haiku Network

Gray clouds trail across the sky. In the pale winter sun a flock of geese (Ben GrafstrΓΆm--Akita, Japan)

The Reluctant Nightbird

Thinking Loud In Ink

Lucy's Works and Co

A Little Writing Workshop of Horrors.

The Wombwell Rainbow

Inspiration, History, Imagination

A Thought On My Plate

Evolve | Learn | Grow

This Jolly Beggar

In Absolute, Joyful Dependance on the Grace and Love of God

World Of Words

The flowers of the fiction plant rooted in my brain, the voice of the inexpressible feelings hidden in my heart and the eruption of the theories burning in my mind– I made a ball out of the three, threw it high into the sky and it landed right at my blog.

Experiments in Fiction

Stories without Borders

%d bloggers like this: