James Berry

(1924)

People Equal - Poem by James Berry

Some people shoot up tall.
Some hardly leave the ground at all.
Yet-people equal. Equal.

One voice is a sweet mango.
Another is a nonsugar tomato.
Yet-people equal. Equal.

Some people rush to the front.
Others hang back, feeling they can't.
Yet-people equal. Equal.

Hammer some people, you meet a wall.
Blow hard on others, they fall.
Yet-people equal. Equal.

One person will aim at a star.
For another, a hilltop is too far.
Yet-people equal. Equal.

Some people get on with their show.
Others never get on the go.
Yet-People equal. Equal.

Topic(s) of this poem: equality


Comments about People Equal by James Berry

  • Chinedu Dike (3/27/2015 4:31:00 PM)


    The piece reminded me of a line in the novel Animal Farm: ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL, BUT SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS. I like the articulation and insight of the poem, and I concur with the poet's conviction. Indeed people are not equal. Thanks for sharing. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 26, 2015



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