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Human Family

Rating: 4.6
I note the obvious differences
in the human family.
Some of us are serious,
some thrive on comedy.

Some declare their lives are lived
as true profundity,
and others claim they really live
the real reality.
The variety of our skin tones
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Thursday, December 4, 2014
Topic(s) of this poem: family
Suresh Kumar Ek 05 September 2020
unity in diversity, we feel it
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Deepak Kumar Pattanayak 31 August 2020
Universal feelings as world family so nicely authored by great poetess 10+++++
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Dr Antony Theodore 31 August 2020
I know ten thousand women called Jane and Mary Jane, but I've not seen any two who really were the same. The insights of Maya.. tony
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Mahtab Bangalee 31 August 2020
in this world the humans are the wisest and crown creation. All over the world the humans are found but no one is same, no culture is same, no belief is same, no thought is same, no language is same, no feelings of happiness and sorrow is same; though someone thinks that they are happy or sad; but if we the peoples of the world live together, work together, enjoy together then this world will be a peaceful family; But it is never supposed to happen
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Mahtab Bangalee 31 August 2020
I've sailed upon the seven seas and stopped in every land, I've seen the wonders of the world not yet one common man. ........beautiful poem penned;
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Lyn Paul 31 August 2020
Now in 2020 the world is becoming inhumane. More war and Political parties not respecting each other. A beautiful poem that expresses kindness.
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Wonderful words of wisdom by a great, great poet!
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Glen Kappy 31 August 2020
I find myself recalling a recording of Maya Angelou herself reading this poem in her warm voice. And what a good message! In a time when many experiment with verse to the point of being weird and obtuse, Angelou dares to write poems that speak accessibly and memorably to our human condition. Hers is a poetry of sound as well as sight. -GK
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Late October 31 August 2020
Yet people get banned for a minor different opinion and a point of view.
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Dr Antony Theodore 06 April 2020
We seek success in Finland, are born and die in Maine. In minor ways we differ, in major we're the same. The great vision of the human family, this is the vision of God. tony
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