Humanity

Humanity

A Poem by SeemsPoetic
"

We are all human

"

 Humanity

By: SeemsPoetic



We are who we are  


But we are still all human


No matter how vast the world we live in


No matter how near or how far


We are where we are


We are all human


No matter the hue of our skin


We are all human


We are not all men


But we are all human


No matter the nationality or origin


We are all human


No matter how thick or how thin


We are all human


No matter how great our sins


We are all human


No matter faith


Or what we believe in


We are all human


We do not love or hate the same things


But we are all human


No matter how strong the convictions


Nation against nation or between simple citizens


We are all human


No matter the civil


Or social unrest that has risen


We are all human


No matter the wars we wage


No matter the battles we win


No matter the violence that's made


In the end it's humans both sides are burying


Human life lost that both sides are mourning


The weight of human life in the caskets they're carrying


But both sides are still human


One thing we all have in common


Times not our friend


It is and should be our only end


But…


In the news


I only hear about humans ending humans


Why is it that I see violence  

Why is it that when I look around


I see humans



But…


Little humanity


© 2017 SeemsPoetic



Author's Note

SeemsPoetic
"I see humans but no humanity."

-Jason Donohue

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I really like the concept of this, at first as I was reading it, the repetition of the line "We are all human" seemed a tad much because I thought the whole poem was going to be like that, and then I got to the end and the last line hit me like a bullet. The repetition of that line simply strengthens the last line because for as many humans as there are on this planet, there really is so little humanity! The one thing I didn't like is that some lines you said WE'RE all human, and others you said WE ARE all human. I might choose one and stay with it but that is merely a suggestion. Either way, this is a great poem and very thought provoking. Great job!

Posted 1 Year Ago


3 of 3 people found this review constructive.




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Well done! This is really beautiful and touching!

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Zoe
Appreciable content this one has! I admire your spirit in writing this one. I wish all humans had this much sense. Thanks for sharing!

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

But then one would say we are only human.. and mistakes are what are occurred by them too.. Little humanity..yes.. but still we are blessed with people who have it in them.. however little but still there making its presence known.. I like the messsage here..

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Great work. I like the concept of this poem alot. Enjoyed the read.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Love it!!! And so timely!! Good job!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is an eye opening poem. We are all human, and when you said that I thought nothing of it, but now I see what you were leading up to. So many humans, but so little humanity. The sad truth.
Great write!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I loved this, dude. I feel the same way and you put it into the words that I never could.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

It started out very simply, which I really liked! It was a bit like watching a fast-forwarded video of a small, ordinary bud blooming into an unforgettable flower. I'm guessing you took the above quote, then built on it extensively in your piece, Humanity. The beginning "phase" was a bit long, but I saw why by the end- you were amassing evidence, in the best way possible.

As you went through the poem, I liked how you changed up the sentence structure a lot! The evolution of the way you arranged your words seemed, (to me, at the very least), to add depth to your message on another level. I'm not sure if this was intentional, but it still made me like this piece even more.

I agree with Darian B. with the matter of WE'RE v.s. WE ARE; the we is a better choice. Other than that, I can find no issues with flow!

Happy Reading and Writing,
Firabelle

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Great poem, really interesting concepts and very sociollogical and philosophical. I really appreciate this :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Yes, this speaks the truth. We are all bound together by at least one common ground- we are human. Now we have to recapture our humanity that has been lost in these storms of division over centuries. It is time for humans to find their humanity again. Thank you for this clear and important message.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Tags: humanity, humans, race, religion, faith, beliefs, violence, nations, citizens, world, peace, love, hate

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SeemsPoetic
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Green Bay, WI



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