These lines are for those who carry the burden of sadness and depression; who may not articulate their need for compassion in a world that expects us to be perpetually bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.
Help me if you can To feel better, just once To cry, yet not drown In the darkened pools Of forever spouting tears Fermenting in the Spoils of a bleeding heart Tell me how to slip away From the slimy burden Of misery-laden thoughts; Show me how to let go Of the shame, and proclaim I am human; I hurt, too!
They did not have a clue Of which way the winds blew Those robotic limbs, artificial minds Humans believed they are divine To have put souls in metallic cages Code Bits and Bytes to fill the spaces High on the cloud, they smugly float; Down with a thud, when it explodes All ravaged by a mechanical army Driven by the frenzy of a rogue AI!
Don’t be a stranger To the voices within For they hold reflections Of your deepest sins. Hear them out When they proclaim The path to be free Of the guilt and pain, To claim absolution In knowing the truth That you are only human When you slip and fail!
If I could fly What feathers to adorn; A tint of pearl A hint of zircon Fragment of an angel Sliver of the Devil Shades of spring Depths of autumn Silver of a dandelion Gold blush of dawn Intricately woven As wings of a human To cross the far horizon!