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RACISM: HUMANITY'S DEADLIEST SOCIAL DISEASE

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" WE ARE THE SAME " MY PHOTO, ©

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The other day you asked me my friend, who I am I replied: I am you in another body! Yes, it is true look, how much alike we are, no matter what, the color, the creed the race the status. Look, I am born and I die I suffer and I enjoy I love and I hate, just like you! I am a father, a brother, a son, a mother, a sister, a daughter, just like you! Happiness I seek family to raise is my wish peace to find I look for, just like you! I long I loathe I fear I hope I bleed I heal, just like you. I believe I doubt I accept I refuse I laugh I cry, just like you. We are alike we are the same we are brothers...children of a unique father! Tell me, my brother my friend my ally why do we have to oppose to fight to hurt to destroy and to eliminate one another? Are our seas really that narrow our oceans that small our lands so limited to contain all of us? or is it the case that our hearts are not big enough and our minds not so wide-open to enfold all of mankind? Listen to me, my other self; it is up to us to change this world we have inherited with its virtues and vices history and culture flaws and merits and try to make it better nobler kinder and more caring by: obliterating harmful beliefs demolishing injurious divisions destroying detrimental distrust annihilating racism and eradicating the erroneous feeling of poisonous superiority for to bring the dawn of a new loving world a world of acceptance of respect of justice of equality of love and of universal brotherhood thus with peace in our hearts liberated we would be from past’s deleterious tribulations that for myriads of years, have kept us, fighting one another! * © Demetrios Trifiatis 03 JUNE 2020 * Dedicated to the memory of George Floyd and to all those who have fallen victims of racism! R.I.P. for Justice would be served!

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Date: 7/2/2020 5:07:00 PM
Hello Demetrios, Wow! A wonderful poem. You have expressed yourself very well. enjoy your evening my friend.
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Date: 6/10/2020 2:20:00 AM
Great poem and well said and can I add all lives matter. Fear on both sides I think is part of the issue that has been neglected as I have personally witnessed people have a change of heart when they mix with others who are different and learn not to fear them. Take care my friend. Best regards David in NZ where we seem to be covid free.
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Date: 6/6/2020 6:38:00 PM
If you have to destroy, obliterate, demolish and annihilate, I like you choices. Well expressed my friend. I think you would appreciate my latest piece Demetrios. Blessings Rick.
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Date: 6/5/2020 3:09:00 AM
An excellent message which should be delivered to all corners of the World, Demi. It is strikingly impactful and delivered in clear language. This goes to my favs. ~ Regards // paul
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Date: 6/5/2020 2:05:00 AM
Great Verse, could not have been expressed better. Thank you, Demetrios ...Take care.
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Date: 6/4/2020 9:44:00 PM
Nicely said, Demetrios. It is not just him, too many that are not mentioned that suffer in the same way.
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Demetrios Trifiatis
Date: 6/5/2020 1:56:00 AM
I know dear, Eve, I know for I have been victim myself of it! Thank you for your gracious visit and comment! Blessings!
Date: 6/3/2020 1:01:00 PM
Demetrios your words should be read by all of humanity.. Especially our leaders. These words speak an undeniable truth that you have eloquently put forward. As human beings we are no different, so that being, why would we ever hurt ourselves wanting the same as our fellow brothers and sisters. Your observation is an obvious one but very few people realize. I hope you consider writing the next best seller. "Demetrios Words of wisdom." Your book will inspire, and have us realize sacred truths. GBU
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michael tor
Date: 6/3/2020 9:03:00 PM
This one is a favorite for me...
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Demetrios Trifiatis
Date: 6/3/2020 2:37:00 PM
You are so kind my friend, Michael! God bless you for your praise. You know, of course, that any inspiration we human may have belongs to HIM who has sent us here. As far as publication of my poems is concerned, I leave that to the hands of our Lord. HE only can decide whether my words are worthy or not! Thank you though for believing that my poems are of some value! Blessings!
Date: 6/3/2020 7:21:00 AM
We are all copies of each other...fragments of the Divine Creator, trying to find our Godly purpose...superb tribute my friend...^WW^ :o)
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Demetrios Trifiatis
Date: 6/3/2020 7:50:00 AM
Absolutely my dear friend, WW! We all are God's children! Thank you for your gracious visit! Blessings!
Date: 6/3/2020 6:42:00 AM
Your message resonates my friend. Words of wisdom evoke call for harmony. A solemn rendering for humanity! Love the budding white rose.
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Demetrios Trifiatis
Date: 6/3/2020 7:08:00 AM
Thank you so much, my dearest friend, Vijay for your precious visit and comment! God bless you!
Date: 6/3/2020 4:52:00 AM
Thought provoking verse Demetrios, I think a lot of the hatred and racism we see today has been passed down through the generations, people commemorating old battles and keeping the past alive which does cause a lot of resentment. People today are not responsible for their ancestors mistakes. We can't change our past but we can hopefully by working together change our future. Tom
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Demetrios Trifiatis
Date: 6/3/2020 5:03:00 AM
Very well put my friend, Tom. May we open our hearts and minds so as to see the truth: That we all children of the same God thus brothers and sisters. Thank you for gracious visit and comment! Blessings!