What Is It to Be Human?

Beatriz LindemannFebruary 5, 2020FulfillmentPoetry
What Is It to Be Human?

What is staying alive?
To have the perfect balance of comfort and fear.
What is it to know?
To know the secrets have been hidden no longer.
To know, they are all inside of you now.
You are capable of letting whatever you know slip out.
Though once you know, you know.
What is it to believe?
To believe is to know in your heart, not the mind.
What is it to forgive?
To forgive is to heal a wound in your heart and move on from the suffering.
What is it to fear?
To fear is to not know what will happen and to remind you that you are alive.
What is it to trust?
To trust is to believe in someone or something.
You know that it will always be okay.
What is it to learn?
To learn is to open your mind to new things.
What is it to work?
To work is to do everything with a purpose and put your best effort in everything you do.
What is pain?
Pain is to teach you something.
Pain is something you don't forget.
What is it to grow?
To grow is to change and get better and better.
What is the world to the powerful?
It is a game they get to play whenever they want.
What is the world to the children?
It is a place they get to dream in and will make a difference.
It is a place full of opportunities and light.
What is it to sing?
To sing is to let your heart and soul out. To let your pain and suffering out. To let your joy and excitement out. To show people the real you through your voice.
What is it to love?
To love is to show an act of affection.
Love fills the heart.
“As long as I know how to love, I know I will stay alive.”
What is it to be human?
To be yourself, make a difference, make mistakes, and learn from them.
Every day we grow as humans.
We are special.
The world is in our hands.
We are humans.

Beatriz Lindemann lives in Miami Beach, Florida, with her two dads, three siblings, and two dogs. She is 12 years old. Beatriz loves singing, dancing, reading, and writing. Her first nonfiction story was published this year in the TellingRoom.org. She's a finalist for the Florida Writers Association Golden Palm Award.