By The Grace of Humanity...

By The Grace of Humanity...

A Poem by Raven Starhawk

...why can't we accept each other?



Discrimination exhibits restricted viewpoints


In the presence of witlessness

Skin color is a central concern

 Sacred dogmas, or lack thereof, is tyrannical motivation

To criticize another freedom

A separated entity

And overall diversity


Strength comes in acceptance of difference

Embracement of reality

And living by your own words


Preconceived discernments because of gender, social class, age, disability, religion, sexuality, race/ethnicity, language, nationality or other personal characteristics

Unmistakably is a consequence of absurdity

And ill will

© 2013 Raven Starhawk

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You have moral love... this is just needed to be said...

"Strength comes in acceptance of difference
Embracement of reality
And living by your own words"

Yes, nothing more truer than that!!
Loved this, thanks Raven x

- Elisa

Posted 7 Years Ago

Wow. Coincidentally, I've just started reading Nadine Gordimer's book 'MY SON'S STORY' and this fits so well with the storyline. I've always admired your style of writing - sometimes, the meaning is under too many layers for me to comprehend, but when I can understand, I notice how beautifully you have weaved your sense into your words.

Beautifully written. Keep up the good work.

Posted 7 Years Ago

I just loved the poem. Thanks for writing it.

Posted 7 Years Ago

love the opening line! great write, and your eyes are gorgeous btw lol

Posted 7 Years Ago

Ashly Christen

7 Years Ago

p.s. cant stand racism myself, and hatred, its so....annoying...and just makes people look uneducate.. read more
Your poem speaks the absolute truth. Some people in our world are just sad...
Great work.

Posted 7 Years Ago

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Added on January 21, 2013
Last Updated on January 21, 2013
Tags: racism, sexism, ignorance, angst, abuse, differences, judgement, chaos, confusion, family drama