WORLD DAY AGAINST RACISM
You asked me the other day, my friend,
who I am and I replied:
I am you in another body!
Yes, it is true,
Look, how much the same we are,
No matter what, the color
I am born and I die
I suffer and I enjoy
I love and I hate, just
I am a father, a brother, a son,
A mother, a sister, a daughter, just
Happiness I seek,
Family to raise is my wish,
Peace to find I look for,
Just like you
Just like you,
just like you
We are alike
We are the same
We are brothers...
Children of a unique father.
Why do we have to oppose,
To destroy and
Are our seas really that narrow,
Our oceans that small,
Our lands so limited
To contain all of us?
Is it the case that
Our hearts are not big enough
And our minds not so wide-open to
Enfold all 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
Try to make it
Kinder and more caring
By obliterating harmful beliefs,
Demolishing injurious divisions,
Destroying detrimental distrust,
Annihilating racism and eradicating
The erroneous feeling of poisonous superiority
To bring the dawn of a new loving world,
A world of acceptance
Of love and
Of universal brotherhood
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
21 MARCH 2015
Copyright © Demetrios Trifiatis | Year Posted 2015
NOTE! Today because of the “ World Day Against Racism” my moral duty, couldn’t let me stay away!
This poem of mine is an old poem of 2013 that has been edited and improved today thus it is posted now as a new poem!
* I did this for all my friends who wish me to come back. I will come back when I am ready! Thank you for your love!