Ongoing Revisions

“A Human Becoming”

I am not a human being.
That would imply something stagnant.
I am a human becoming.
I grow with the passing of time and circumstance.
To be or to become, that is question.
For if I be, then I stay in my comfort zone that’s safe.
And we were made for so much more than that.
But if I become, then I grow,
face my fears,
my life,
and know.

I am not a human being.
I am a human becoming.
Working at authenticity, courage, and honestly.
Struggling to let down my many walls and be vulnerable.
Connected by community,
experience,
and spirit.

I am not a human being.
I am a human becoming.
I live and love when it’s hard, when it hurts, when I doubt,
when it’s good, when it’s great,
when it’s so much more than I could have imagined.
Inviting grace,
joy,
truth,
and freedom in the process of human becoming.

I wrote the first draft of this poem back in 2006. This is it’s 3rd revision, and probably won’t be the last. May the process never end.

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2 Responses to Ongoing Revisions

  1. Viviankay says:

    Yes, we are human becoming. How we change so everyday with each new experience. May God richly bless our human becoming so someday someone just might say I think I have just seen a Christ follower.
    And I really like this revision.
    Mom

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