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Poem . Human Family? Bob Marley sings:

Updated on November 20, 2011

Are we?

Then if we are

I need to learn

Why won’t you

Volunteer,

to teach me

That’s my concern.

I am dying for

a taste

Of that which

You already know

Why would you

let it go to waste

It can’t be that

difficult

To reach me.

No need for any

Inhuman strategy

I am right here

a fellow human

No place run

I can't hide

Not someone strange

With a back

That someone should

hop and ride-

"Martin Luther"

No one can ride you

unless your back in bent.

Am your human family?

Don’t think you

get it.

We have a promise of Hell

Suffering in

Some a burning pit

What's there to gain?

On this plain of life

There'l be no doubt

in proving

We are the same

I could easily be

Mistaken for your

Shadow

Same way that

we entered.

Is the same way

We must exit

life’s door.

Had you not move

So fast

Thinking I was coming

Only to beg, borrow

or steal

Look again in that in

the mirror

I am you,

just trying to learn

for real!

But you move

So far ahead and left me

Slaving to the bone

While you lay

comfortable in bed

Twenty pillows

Under your head

An attempt to stifle

The noise

of me calling

Kids banging on walls

Playing with toys

Questioning their mommy

What’s wrong

with Daddy?

Is he dead?

Another load of

nonsense

Another promise

Which makes no

Sense

It’s always been

Comfort to the fool

It’s another dead end

Something I’ll never

Comprehend

Because I just need

To learn

I want to see things

As they are

Not as they are

supposed to be.

That only lives

in history

That story and my story

Can't together burn

They are quite different

I am the one

Who needs to learn!

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      Sky9106 5 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      Thank so much Frank , your meaningful words , especially from a writer of your caliber, it's proves rewarding, Thanks may God Bless and protect you and yours.

      Give Thanks...

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      Wow Sky.. It's like watching an infant grow and learn through your words.. the questions, the thoughts can only lead a man to bended knees and pray you are a prolific carrier of messages and words Bless you :) Frank

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      Sky9106 5 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      Lol I always smile every time you say certain things , and this here is no exception . Thanks "AE" Life is nothing but one huge lesson, and it's a pleasure to to hear you say those words so effortless.

      It take a lot these days just for folks to say a meaningful I am sorry!

      Thanks always for reading "AE" Means a lot.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Poetry from the heart, Beautiful..Learning is never ending. When i think i know all i need to know about a subject, i find there is more to learn.. Thank you for sharing..

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      WD Curry 111 5 years ago from Space Coast

      Amen.

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      Sky9106 5 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      Give Thanks and Praises every time.

      You are truly one of a kind "WD" Your abilities has allowed you to see so much further, while being grounded in the Holy Scriptures making you my human brethren on multiple fronts .

      As we give thanks to the Most High

      Yes the human brotherhood as revealed in the scriptures . So keep the faith.

      Regardless of where on this planet they we all may have come from or may have originated, all the very same principles apply and govern.When the secrets of this life reveal its wonders in Antarctica that's where we go, same as in Haiti or where ever on this our planed.

      Good and evil . Night and day. Today, yesterday , tomorrow and through infinity.

      Oh, male and female, through which I came. I would have truly love to see my 50th great grand Father and mother, but I am very much most satisfied to settle at Creation!

      And the Most High.

      Blessings

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      WD Curry 111 5 years ago from Space Coast

      Like Paul said, I am all things to all men. Haile Selassie was of noble birth (Solomon and the Queen of Sheba). Few can claim that any more. Martin Luther King was raised up from the depths. You are right there with them, brother.

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      Sky9106 5 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      Noooooooooo! LoL. No sensi Just Sense!

      Thanks WD Curry 111. That's the beauty of this whole thing I did say that I need to learn.

      Haven't studied the ideologies or the truths that is Emperor. Selassie. But I was, and still remains in awe, as to his speeches. Also that of the Hon Martin Luther. I AS I mention in the above.

      I always say that school is great but "Sense" I believe is a true gift from the Most High God.

      Always a pleasure . Thanks for the insight.

      Blessings.

      PS . I am still looking for that piece of yours with the South American peopel with beautiful pics.

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      WD Curry 111 5 years ago from Space Coast

      Better yet . . . have one with me. Communion is communion.

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      WD Curry 111 5 years ago from Space Coast

      Dang, bro! You are on fire! I'm sorry if you haven't been recognized. I see you. Solomon had a lot of children. As much as I love Jimmy Cliff, there is only one that qualifies for Messiah. He rose after three days. Not that the Rasta (not in spell check) isn't closer to the truth than most of the people on our planet. Have a sensi on me.