Being Human (Version 2)

Being Human (Version 2)

A Poem by HappyOddGirl

I wrote a non-rhyming version of this poem first, then found a rhyming version coming to me as well. Most people seem to prefer the rhyming version, but both are posted on my website. :)


BEING HUMAN (Version 2)


I don't exist to please a man,

Wield cleaning cloth and frying pan,

Nor worship kids or a career "

These things are not why I am here!


I don't want to manipulate,

Nor master, rule or dominate.

I do not want to lose myself,

In family or in seeking wealth.


I am no seductive temptress,

Nor angelic household empress;

No machine promotion-taker

Nor a patent baby-maker!


I'm a human, that is all;

With my own life, and my own Call.


I am a complex mix of things:

Of interests, traits and ponderings.

I'm sometimes weak and sometimes strong;

I'm sometimes right and sometimes wrong.


I want fulfilment, just like you:

To do what God wants me to do.

To use my skills and use them well -

The freedom just to be myself!


My purpose is to please my Lord:

To be myself " complete, restored!

To give what only I can give

And show His love by how I live.



© Ruth Fanshaw 2010

© 2011 HappyOddGirl

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Added on March 3, 2011
Last Updated on March 3, 2011
Tags: Women, Feminism, Personhood, Purpose, Faith, Humanity



Gainsborough, East Midlands, United Kingdom

My aim is fully to become the person God made me to be. This seems to include writing a good deal! :D I write novels, poetry and non-fiction, though I have yet to publish. I also paint a little, but n.. more..