Learning To Be Human

Learning To Be Human

A Chapter by Dr. YumnaKay
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In Collaboration with Sarah_Allen_Poe.

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Learning To Be Human 

I cradle a restless soul, tonight. 
It's searing hot and white, 
it burns and ends up in smoke 
with every next person who 
tries to stoke it up a bit. 

And each silver lining 
that peaks through the 
ever-gray clouds of my life 
turns to dust. 

I've always been a pyromaniac, 
set my heart ablaze,
fell too close to the fire,
and caught myself in that haze.

Braced against my own demons,
I compete with no one else...
the fire within burns me to plastic,
and I am lost within the tune 
my wayward mind plays.

Now I'm starting to feel again,
with every nerve amazed,
I am a monster reborn;
a melted wall for a Phoenix craze,

'til I collapse with bare emotions,
and watch my heart ignite again.  
Yeah, I am a monster reborn,
learning to be 
human again.


© 2019 Dr. YumnaKay


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Through the fire we are purified- we burn we learn- the embers glow with glory- dont know uf being human is such a good thing- it traps you in flesh and your spirit aches to be set free but in human form it watches from a different height out of sight- id rather take my form as an angel- not hidden in the flesh- deep and honest are your words facing truths that u need to face- well written- once we face and accept theres room for
change rebirth 🌹

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Dr. YumnaKay

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much for your thoughts here and for appreciting the collab :)))
‘Thoughts In Time’🌹

1 Year Ago

Pleasure is mine always🌹



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I loved the very title of your moving collaboration. There is a flavor of madness in the movement. A caterpillar cannot dictate its transformation into a butterfly... it can only become. Humans are different... we make choices... though there are rivers beyond our control that carry us, we still can choose paths of transformation or restless abandon. Watching the news, I wonder often of what is human... what is monster... and where my soul happens to stand. What a brilliant dance of fire you have woven together.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Dr. YumnaKay

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much for appreciating the collab and for your words here, Craig! Glad you like it :D
Very pretty.... keep burning i want to hear more melancholy murmurings mesmerizing my mind..... a nice collaboration so far!

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Dr. YumnaKay

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much for reading and appreciating! Glad you like it :)
Eee..yeh...reached here!
Being too honest this morning, I find myself in this collab...and realised it when I read the 4th stanza.... disheartening comments and taunts had beaten this timid restless soul badly.....am a reborn now.....but not that am a demon still it feels like I'm yet to be a human again or for the first time, I duuno....
Thanks to you both for collaborating and presenting this fine piece! Be blessed :)

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dr. YumnaKay

1 Year Ago

Glad it resonated with you, Tahsin. Thank you so much for appreciating and your thoughts here :))
Tahsin.Z🍁

1 Year Ago

You are welcome!🙇
(YES! Two of my favorite poets on WC collabing?! Freakin' YESSS!)

First of all, this flows really well and the energy feels the same throughout, you guys were able to mash together really well and that doesn't surprise me. I think both you, Yumna, and Sarah are great poets.
Also, I love the theme here and some of these lines, especially the last two, hit very hard. I can really relate to the idea of "learning to be human."
This was really powerful. Great job!!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dr. YumnaKay

1 Year Ago

Ayee, I love her! She's a great writer and person as well and it was def a nice experience for me to.. read more
The struggle is brutally intense, and yet the passion is explosive as well is the raw emotion. The whole theme exudes raw thought, and well portrayed to the notion of wanting to "break free" or more like, a heavy yearning of wanting to "be human again." Nicely done!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dr. YumnaKay

1 Year Ago

Aye, you summarized it well. Thank you so much for appreciating the collab :D
Wonderful collab on the subject of rebirth. Your lines flow and I enjoyed internal and end rhymes. The writing is seamless, I couldn't identify who wrote which lines. Congratulations to you both.

Chris

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dr. YumnaKay

1 Year Ago

I'm glad you appreciate, Christine. Thank you so much for the lovely words. :))
The thoughts raw and powerful in the words.
"Yeah, I am a monster reborn,
learning to be human again."
I liked the complete poem. When we are burning, we shall be anew. Monster or not. New face can appear in the morning light. Thank you my friend for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dr. YumnaKay

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much for appreciating this collab, John! Glad you like it :)))
Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

I did enjoy and you are welcome dear friend.
It seems even monsters can feel...

Posted 1 Year Ago


Sarah_Allen

1 Year Ago

Nonono!!!! Wait! Yumna is Boo, not Mike. You are Boo, Yumna! And Sir, you are Roz, the slug with the.. read more
Sir Drift & Mr. Pulse (Y.A.D.)

1 Year Ago

Yes it all makes sense now! “Mr. Wazowski” lol. Monsters do feel indeed
Sarah_Allen

1 Year Ago

Hahahahaha!!! The worlds problems have been solved! Boo will always remain my favorite Monsters Inc .. read more
What a great collab!!!!! Chiseling out the old and planting the new and living with fire and frenzy realizing that it was us all along that held the key to happiness. Amazing writing!!!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dr. YumnaKay

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much for appreciating this one, Crowley! Glad you like it :D
I have always wondered if rebirth( transformation) was to be our human heaven...so many great lines from the both of you. A great collab of recreation, soul searching, and a shared togetherness that binds to the productive learned side of human.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dr. YumnaKay

1 Year Ago

I've thought over that too..thank you so much for liking this collab, Queenie! Glad you appreciate :.. read more

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