Humanity

The Golden Rule - Rockwell

Life is our honor and pride
It is our birthright
We are all human

Man
Woman
Middle class
Lower class
Rich
Poor
Black
White
Red
Yellow
Brown
Homeless
Wise
Illiterate
Emigrant
Disabled

Words that ruin our pride
Let’s remove these words!
But keep the word human
And learn to respect each other
As humans, one and all
And live in peace
Because
That is
Humanity

By Freshta

“The Golden Rule” (1961) by Norman Rockwell.


Comments

  1. Elizabeth Titus says:

    Dearest Freshta,

    It was my honor to work with you on this wonderful poem, and I am happy to see it published!

    Keep on writing,
    Liz

  2. Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, and yes! Beautiful words, Freshta. May they be repeated, and heard in human hearts!

  3. Dear Freshta: I am sitting watching the birds at my feeder this morning. It is a cold morning in Michigan, and so they come to my feeder willingly. They look into my kitchen window when the feeder is empty. So I try to keep it filled. Your words take me to a feeder of the human heart in that I get nourishment from your words. They warm me on this cold day. And, your powerful thoughts give me wings to go out into the world and spread the hope you so willingly share. Thank you.

    The writer in me tells me to ask you to go back to your poem and give me some concrete details. Let me see, more specifically, what you see. I would like to read your writing again.

  4. Peter Markus says:

    This poem is a prayer. I love “keep the word human.” I plan to write this on my wall.

  5. Thank you, Freshta, for your inspiring and true words – keep sharing your gift with us! Love, Melissa

  6. Mackenzie Largie says:

    Dear Freshta, thank you! For sharing your inspiring vision of the world. YES! Keep writing. You are being heard.

  7. Inspiring and beautiful! I will remember this one for a long time.

  8. It is wonderful to see how across the world people wish to fight against any form of discrimination. The world needs more people who will share their voice like you have!

  9. Freshta,
    I really admire your writing style here. I think that this poem can speak to everyone, no matter who it is. I really admire the efficiency of this poem; simple, yet effective.

    Thanks,
    Dan

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