If We Were Just Human

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: August 20, 2018

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If We Were Just Human

 

I wish I were Human  

not all of these words

that’d seem so absurd

to anyone but us

 

These words

that don’t let voices be heard

but instead grouped, and shoot...

don’t you think there’s more to us?

 

See, labels were given

to what we don’t understand

we made boxes and lists

and drew lines in the sand  

 

You’re a this, and you’re lucky

cause you’re in high demand  

but your friend is a that

we don’t like ‘their kind’ man

 

And divided we are

by our boxes in tact  

it’s a fact that religion causes war

that’s just that

 

Slaves weren’t taken by chance  

they were black  

and the woman’s a whore

if she’s been attacked?

 

Sexism, Racism, Homophobia, War  

would decline in numbers like never before  

if only we could learn to be  

a culture based on unity

 

I want us all to be Human  

just a species of of all  

cause if we don’t learn to be Human

the Humans will fall

 
-SJN Lawrence


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