A Poem by Sunflower 20

life is a precious thing, and you only have one shot at it. So make it count.



Being human  

Is to see through the lies

To read what can never be written

To taste the bittersweet ending

When all hope is lost


To face the pain of one’s past

And turn it into a future

To let what is

And what will never be

Cloud your judgment


To be human is

To feel the loss

Of mankind

And find the love hidden behind


To share secrets

And fight for what is

Truly yours

To unlock the power within your heart

For it alone decides the kind of person

You long to be


So when the time comes

And you must face the inevitable

Look back with no regrets

And reminisce on all

Those adventures of highs and lows

Do not stop

Until you know in your heart

The end is near

And when you march

Through those gates

Glittering in the sun

Cool breeze blowing away your worries

Hold your head up high

Proud and honoured

To be called to arms


For you are, and always will be


© 2011 Sunflower 20

Author's Note

Sunflower 20
please give me your honest opinion, and it would be nice to know what this means to you.
Thanks for reading :)

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A very strong poem! This poem gets very deep to the subject ' HUMAN', and i feel like knowing the meaning of human after reading it :) Also, I think we all fight for being real humans, cause today's world lots of people were dead, not a true person, just a servant of something, objects. Keep a human alive in us!

A strong nice poem, deep with knowledge, love it :D

Posted 8 Years Ago

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really spectacular ! great work . it was a pleasure to read(:

Posted 8 Years Ago

So true and great work on captivating ourselves in words! Great write!

Posted 8 Years Ago

Strong-thoughtful-inspiring :)

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Posted 8 Years Ago

This is wonderful in my honest opinion. It takes a look a us and tells us we should be proud to be human, flaws and all. Our life journey, the positive and negative of it, is what makes us human, after all. I really am impressed by this.

Posted 8 Years Ago

The human condition written by your hand, it was my pleasure to read this piece.

Posted 8 Years Ago

That is so good!

Posted 8 Years Ago

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interesting take on the human condition..

Posted 8 Years Ago

To be human is to be yourself and enjoy life experiences. that's what i get from this and home I'm right lol. I love this poem. Its something great to read especially while in a relaxing mood. this goes directly into my favorites :)

"For you are, and always will be

lol love the very strong finish

Posted 8 Years Ago

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Added on February 14, 2011
Last Updated on February 14, 2011


Sunflower 20
Sunflower 20

Melbourne, Australia

I'm a 15 year old young writer who absolutely loves reading and writing. My stories have been praised by teachers, friends and family but I would really like someone to critically edit and give me fee.. more..


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