HUMAN COMMUNITY STEW ~ ROUTINES

an American ethnicity ….
THEM in the know say
I ain’t got one
even though
America can be my nation
and based on genetics
the color of my skin
I have to check off
as my race …..   hmmmm ..…
whatever happened to
that identifier
THE HUMAN RACE   ~
then we would not
have to decide
if the president
of the USA
is either
black or white
or something else
’cause it would then
be up to our acts and deeds
our service to humanity
that should define us
not the daily ROUTINES
we follow according to label
like zombies
without resistance
due to the
social conditioning ~ impregnating
our minds
from the drivel
of media and advertisement
all a part of The Red ……
White
and THE BULL

as far as that
ethnicity thing
I was born and raised
in America
I’m a little pinch
of this or that
all important ingredients
added to what makes up a stew
my grandfather called COMMUNITY

WE THE PEOPLE

experiencing
this mixed up blend
of diversity
interacting physically
and cognitively
as this
HUMAN COMMUNITY STEW
with an emergent
cultural flavor
of complexity
born of
WE THE PEOPLE
living and breathing
each day
within a portion
of shared land
while still being
a part of
THE HUMAN RACE   ~
progressively learning
what freedom truly is
or is not
and too
what freedom has still
not fully become   ~
~    especially
for many
of our brothers and sisters
as to equality and rights
being a normal reality
of liberty
and that WE THE PEOPLE
represent
so much more than
ethnicity
culture
nation
and the daily ROUTINES
we follow according to label
like zombies
without resistance ….

WE THE PEOPLE are
THE WHOLE HUMAN RACE   ~
a little pinch
of this or that
all important ingredients
added to what makes up a stew
my grandfather called COMMUNITY

HUMAN COMMUNITY STEW

peace out

Art by Helene Ruiz
Words by    ~Keith Alan Hamilton~

a revision of the poem – HUMAN COMMUNITY STEW – from the book – Peace Out Poems for World Healing World Peace and The Human Race

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