To Be Human @dougstuber
Updated: Jun 24
Topic - Positive mindset
To Be Human
is to fall in love over and over,
to never give up on any of them,
to cry for the inhumanity, and try to
overcome all that surrounds us by creating
a closeness with those in proximity, both
geographical and philosophical. It is to
carry those loves in our heart, flooding our
minds no matter how gone they are. And
to put others’ needs first, understand their
flaws, work on our own so we can be
better healers. It is to take it all in and
follow our dreams no matter how preposterous;
to pull apart another brown paper bag and
to write it all out, no matter how choppy.
So take my hand and make it all better
before I repeat the painful parts until
I can no longer act. To struggle past
obstructions and obligations, self-imposed and
expected; to wallow in joy, build strength and
change what we can for the better. To give.
Name: Doug Stuber
Place of residence: Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Your favourite quote: “You are what you pretend to be, so be careful about what you pretend to be.” – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Your one wish for the world: Equity via a sustainable environment.
A small bio about you:
I co-founded and edit Poems from the Heron Clan, an annual anthology. Email 3 poems plus a 50-word bio any time. I have been a professor, journalist, touring rock bass player/singer, abstract expressionist painter, and poet. Brotherhood and peace must rise to defeat Fascism.