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I'm Only Human

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Kit McCallum
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0 posted 11-11-2001 08:45 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Kit McCallum

I'm Only Human

I need relief … I cannot cope,
There's too much on my plate;
I somehow have to slow things down
Before it is too late.

I've lost the inspiration
That I held in youthful dreams;
I just exist … I do not "live",
Forgotten how, it seems.

There's nothing anyone can do,
I only blame myself,
I don't know how to say "enough",
Or how to ask for help.

I drift from day to day and try
To see the light ahead;
An effort in futility,
That fills my heart with dread.

I know you think that I am strong,
If only that were true;
But each day I grow weaker,
From the trials I wander through.

My mind is scattered, thoughts a'whirl,
I don't know where to turn;
I'm only human, nothing more …
When will I ever learn?

I simply smile and carry on,
Pretend I'm doing fine …
But all the while, I'm sinking 'neath
The quicksand of my mind.


/Kit McCallum


PS … I don't want anyone to worry (that's my job).  
I'll be OK … just the result of too much work, and very little play.
If anyone has an extra though … I could use a hug?
© Copyright 2001 Kit McCallum - All Rights Reserved
Irish Rose
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1 posted 11-11-2001 08:47 PM       View Profile for Irish Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irish Rose

((((((((((((((((((hugs))))))))))))))))))))))

Kathleen
nickname "Kay"
also wrote as The Lady of Shallot
"be true to yourself"

RSWells
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2 posted 11-11-2001 08:50 PM       View Profile for RSWells   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSWells

Consider yourself hugged. It's quite an admission sometimes that we're only human.
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3 posted 11-11-2001 08:52 PM       View Profile for Larry C   Email Larry C   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Larry C's Home Page   View IP for Larry C

Kit,
Hey, I'm full of hugs (among other things)!
((((((((H-U-G-S))))))))!!!
By the way, freedom comes with age(you learn to say NO!).

Hang in there babe.  

Sin isn't fair, but God got even, grace isn't fair either.  larry c

[This message has been edited by Larry C (edited 11-11-2001).]

Lone Wolf
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4 posted 11-11-2001 08:53 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

I know how this feels, Kit.  You WILL be ok.  


((((((((((HUG))))))))))
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5 posted 11-11-2001 08:55 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Wanna come out and play?


Note - Only 123 days till spring vacation...
Enchantress
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6 posted 11-11-2001 09:02 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Kit~Larry is right.  We have to learn to say NO.  It is difficult and I know how you feel.  Hang in there and write it out.
(((HUGS))) Nancy.    

~I've loved you forever, in lifetimes before.~

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7 posted 11-11-2001 09:10 PM       View Profile for Startime   Email Startime   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Startime's Home Page   View IP for Startime

****BIG HUGS****Now go out and play so that the stress of your days doesn't do you in. ****BIG HUGS****

Love I leave with you whether it is in your life now or yet the essense of your dreams.

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8 posted 11-11-2001 09:15 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

*hugs Kit* It'll be okay.....

God bless America, my home sweet home.

Saunni
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9 posted 11-11-2001 09:18 PM       View Profile for Saunni   Email Saunni   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Saunni

Kit, goodness...I soooo can relate. Let me guess...You smile when you have to and laugh when you need to and everyone thinks you are superwoman? I feel for you, I do. My whole life has been the way you are writing about and still is. To the outsiders I am everybit of OK, never weak, always strong, but on the inside I am never seen. Don't do what I did...pretending you can take on the world. Sorta like what you wrote about pretending. For you will find yourself to be just hurting yourself. Please don't think you can't reach out, you can, and if ever you need anything just email me. Great write here in spite if your hurt at this moment.  

Sauni @~~~>~~

The Sun Shines
Not On Us, But In Us
The River Flows Not Past,
But Through Us

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10 posted 11-11-2001 09:23 PM       View Profile for Tracey   Email Tracey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tracey

Bigs hugs from here Kit. Ya gotta learn to say no...mind you, that's SO easy to say, and not so easy to do. Hope your load gets a little easier. And hey, only 6 weeks to Christmas vacation!!!  

If she who dies with the most toys wins, then can I have some toy boys please?

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11 posted 11-11-2001 11:00 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

What???????????
Youre only human????????
You mean youre NOT superwoman????????
Well that tears it....give back the cape then!!  

Kit my sweet friend...perfection comes with a price  

I know this feeling all too well...sometimes it takes an overload to teach us how to lighten our load...
I used to be like this...now I dont do SQUAT!! haha  
and if its hugs you need...
we will have them brought in by the bus load...
Lord knows youve given us plenty
love ya my sweet obsessive compulsive perfectionist poetess  


(((HUGS)))
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12 posted 11-11-2001 11:09 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

I don't know how to make those giant size HUGS, so will a small one do? I'm sorry you feel overwhelmed. Someone out there isn't carrying their Atlas share! OK, fess up...who dropped the ball? Seriously, watch a cartoon or a fantasy..."Harry Potter" will do. He can carry a really big load from what I've heard.
MARK V SHELDON
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13 posted 11-11-2001 11:41 PM       View Profile for MARK V SHELDON   Email MARK V SHELDON   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit MARK V SHELDON's Home Page   View IP for MARK V SHELDON

Here's a heart-hug for you, Kit.  One of the most elusive quests in life, I find, is the attainment of Balance.  You've got to understand the two extremes before you can appreciate the "sweet spot" in the center.  Since all is relative, remember:  how can you know where you're at if you don't have a point of reference to where you've been?  If  saying no is too difficult, just add a "thank you" after it.      Smiles to you.

-MVS


"If you don't ask:  you don't get." -Steve Miller
http://www.davidicke.com/icke/index1c.html

[This message has been edited by MARK V SHELDON (edited 11-11-2001).]

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14 posted 11-12-2001 12:31 AM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

Kit,

first off big HUGGGGG to you!! This
was an exceptional write, one of which
many here at Passions can relate to,
I'm sure!! Just take it one day at a time
and use that famous quote....WORK HARD,
PLAY HARD!! You WILL be fine...you have
brought such love and wisdom to these
walls... I for one am so happy when I get
a reply from you on my poems or see something
new that you've created...it makes me  
take care.

amy    

"I could kiss you in
the rain forever.
Turn all of your pain to pleasure
Fill up your days with
sunlight, make the
passion last every night"


[This message has been edited by Aimster (edited 11-12-2001).]

Kit McCallum
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15 posted 11-12-2001 07:27 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Thanks everyone ... I need that ...  

Irish Rose:  Thank you Kathleen, much appreciated. Many hugs in return, they are very much appreciated!  

RSWells:  I keep reminding myself Richard, I'm just not sure when I'll listen to myself. Thank you for the hug, very grateful!  

Larry:  I'm pushing 40 and I still haven't learned Larry … at the rate I'm going, I'll be in a nursing home, and the first time I say "no" will be when they ask me if I want pureed beef.   I'll hang in there and take those hugs though, many thanks for the kind words!  

Lone Wolf:  Sometimes I wonder Lone Wolf … I'm trying though.  Thank you for the big hug, it is very, very much appreciated!  

Nan:  Making me smile Nan.  123 days? Let's hope I make it … I'll start the countdown my friend. In the meantime, I'll see if I can find practice up on the DoubleDutch!  Thanks Nan … love ya.  

Enchantress:  I'll keep writing it out Nancy … looks like it's time to write a story poem with the light at the end of the tunnel, if I can find it. I need those reminders. Thanks for the hugs, they are very much appreciated!  

Startime:  Thank you Karen for the great big hugs. I managed to get to read some wonderful poetry at the end of the night last night … that was a big help. Many thanks!  

Elizabeth:  Thanks for the hugs Elizabeth … I'll hang onto that thought, many thanks for the hug and kind thoughts. Big hugs back to you.  

Saunni:  Ho boy … it looks like we've looked through the same mirror Saunni. You've hit the nail on the head of this one for sure. Many thanks for your understanding, much appreciated.  

Tracey:  Thank you for the hugs Tracey … it is so much easier to say than do for sure. I'll keep trying though … right now, I'm having a tough time of it.  Thank you for the hugs!  

Janet Marie:  You bring me the biggest smiles JM. Thank you for that. I promise to give back the cape as soon as I learn how to fly, see through walls, and leap over buildings in a single bound.  Seriously, thank you my friend … I know you know, and I appreciate that so very much. Love ya.  

Midnitesun:  A small one will do me just fine Midnitesun.  I'm trying to spread out that Atlas share … but so far, the world still feels like it's on these shoulders. I've seen the commercials for Harry Potter, and will keep that in mind, lol … thanks for the hugs.  

Mark:  I reached a breaking point a few years back, and then I thought I found the balance … I think that's why I'm having such a hard time now. I tasted a bit of relaxation and freedom, and feel like I've lost it again. Thank you for this (and I loved that "add a thank you" to the end - I will try). Many thanks.  

Aimster:  Thank you so much for the big hug Amy. I'm so glad I can make you smile once in a while … and have I told you how wonderful it is to see your name gracing these pages again?  Big hugs in return for your sweet thoughts.  

Much appreciation to you all,
/Kit
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16 posted 11-13-2001 07:18 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Stress you say!  First this was a great write Kit, and man can I relate.  You see the typing of a an "ocd-er" that has finally learned her lesson.  I pushed and pushed and pushed, took on too much, and now I had to come home and take care of another "burnout sesson" armed with a bag full of pills from the doctor!  Okay - I have more years at this than you do - and after this last one where I actually slept 26 hours straight from being burnt out, I can tell you this - IT CAN WAIT!  Balance is the key, and anything that is not "your stuff" don't touch it, fix it, or even look at it" then it will become your stuff!  Man, after these two weeks of stress I could write a book but the key is moderation, eat well, try to shut it off, LOL, I know you realize this, but I thought I would put it in print here.  Take care and remember - it will still be there tomorrow trust me.   psst - look at my signature it says it all!

~*~  Carpe' Diem  ~*~

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17 posted 11-13-2001 09:03 PM       View Profile for SmartChick   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit SmartChick's Home Page   View IP for SmartChick

Kit, take it easy. Here is a big hug for you. I have lots of hugs to give.

((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))
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18 posted 11-16-2001 01:32 AM       View Profile for Larry C   Email Larry C   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Larry C's Home Page   View IP for Larry C

Kit,
Here is the advantage of age:

I’m Only Human and I’m Old

I used to need relief…I couldn’t cope,
There was too much on my plate.
I used to have to slow things down,
Before it was too late.

I had lost my inspiration,
That I held in youthful days.
I just existed…I did not “live”,
I had forgotten how it seemed.

There was nothing anyone could do,
I could only blame myself.
I didn’t know how to say “enough”,
Or how I was to ask for help.

I drifted from day to day and tried,
To see the light that was ahead;
It was an effort in futility,
That filled my heart with dread.

I knew you thought that I was strong,
If only that had really been true;
But each day I grew weaker,
From those trials I had wandered through.

My mind was scattered, thoughts were a’whirl,
I didn’t know where to turn;
I was only human, nothing more…
When would I ever learn?

But now I’m only human and I’m old,
Don’t have to pretend anymore…
About what all of you think of me,
‘Cause I forgot yesterday and more.

Thanks for being a good sport!
Kit McCallum
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19 posted 11-16-2001 06:24 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Mysteria:  Thank you for being such a wonderfully supportive and understanding friend Sharon. I know you've been there before, and it does help to hear it from another. I'm trying, honest I am. Many thanks for these words of encouragement. Big hugs!  

Smartchick:  Thanks so much for the big hugs Smartchick ... I'll take those hugs and I'll raise ya three more! Hugs, hugs, hugs!  

Larry:  "But now I’m only human and I’m old, Don’t have to pretend anymore…About what all of you think of me, ‘Cause I forgot yesterday and more."  ROFL ... I loved the new ending with a twist Larry. Maybe I could wish a little senility into my life now and again, so I can speed up the process?   Thanks again for the fun ... this is a good perspective to look at it for sure. I promise to try!  

Much appreciation to all,
/Kit
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20 posted 11-16-2001 09:51 AM       View Profile for amigo   Email amigo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for amigo

There's nothing anyone can do,
I only blame myself,
I don't know how to say "enough",
Or how to ask for help.

hey kit....BIG HUGGGS...i saw my reflection...cheer up...i'm sure you're up on your feet now

Hope not to hide;
Step in to slide;
Remember to forget darkness;
(Remember to say no, may be with a thank you attached)
Give thanks for feeling 'old'
For old is gold....diamond & platinum too..

take care,
amigo
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21 posted 11-16-2001 12:57 PM       View Profile for Abigaile   Email Abigaile   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Abigaile

Hold on, dear Kit. It will all come in good time. We must always be strong in our times of doubt. I myself have seen many troubled times, but with time, I have found true happiness. *BIG HUGS*

"I am nae poet, in a sense;
But just a rhymer like by chance..."
-Robert Burns

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22 posted 11-17-2001 06:20 AM       View Profile for Fee   Email Fee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Fee

Kit,

Here is a Hug to see you through,
your dark and dreary days,
Hold it tight,
it'll make things right,
you'll surely be amazed.


HUUUGGGGSSS on hand anytime 4 U.

Fee

Expressions,
are the most important aspects, they create impressions

Beki
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23 posted 11-18-2001 05:14 AM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beki

All I can say is I have been there and i think you expressed it very well! You have received many hugs, let me add mine, even though we are strangers :-)

{{{{{{{{{{{{{KIT}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
Kit McCallum
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24 posted 11-18-2001 07:14 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Amigo:  Thank you for such a sweet response Amigo ... I will try to remember that the "thank you" softens the blow of the "no" ... many thanks for the hugs!  

Abigaile:  Thanks so much for the tender thoughts Abigaile, and for the big hugs ... they mean a great deal to me. Much appreciated!  

Fee: Awwww ... thank you so very much for the wonderful rhyme Fee! It's lovely to see you again. Thank you for the kind hugs ... and hugs back to you!  

Beki:  Here within the walls of Passions, a stranger is not a stranger for long Beki. I will accept that hug and offer a big one back to you in return!  

Much appreciation to all,
/Kit
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