I am a human

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 21:55 -- Emily H

I am a human

before I am American. 

I am a human

before I am a girl.

I am a human

before I am white.

I am a human

before I am Christian.

I am a human

before I am gay.

I am a human 

before I am a boy.

I am a human 

before I am black.

I am a human 

before I am Jewish. 

I am a human 

before I am transgender.

I am a human 

before I am European.

I am a human 

before I am Muslim.

I am a human 

before I am Asian.

I am a human 

before I am republican.

I am a human 

before I am Hindu.

I am a human 

before I am Latino.

I am a human 

before I am a democrat.

I am a human 

before I am poor.

I am a human 

before I am Buddhist.

I am a human 

before I am Native American.

I am a human 

before I am a peacemaker.

I am a human 

before I am a socialist.

I am a human 

before I am rich.

I am a human 

before I am a warmonger.

 

 

I am a human 

when you put a gun 

to my head.

I am a human 

when you rape me

on the streets.

I am a human 

when you lynch me

in the tree.

I am a human 

when you drop 

the bombs on me.

I am a human 

when you push me

into gas chambers.

I am a human 

when you release

the tear gas.

I am a human 

when you sell me

as a slave.

I am a human 

when you put

handcuffs on me.

I am a human 

when you burn me

alive.

I am a human

when you choke me

to death.

I am a human

when you deprive me

of my rights.

I am a human

when you take

everything from me.

I am a human 

when you bury me

in the ground.

This poem is about: 
Me
My family
My community
My country
Our world

Comments

Ellavader

Awesome I love this. The repetition you use really intensifies your main theme.

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