Michael J. Burt

Rookie (July 1,1985 / Washington, DC)

We Are Family

Poem by Michael J. Burt

we are family,
although we do not resemble
although i am black and you are white
although you are rich and i am poor

we are family,
even though i am democrat, and you are republican
even though your ancestors are from Iraq, and mine are from Africa
even though you teach the class i'm enrolled in

we are family,
although i'm a poet and you are a singer
although you are old and i am young
although i'm a gentleman and you a lady

we are family,
even though you praise Allah and I praise Jesus Christ
even though i love football and you play soccer
even though you are a Sagittarius and i'm a Cancer

we are family,
although i prefer rhythm and blues and you love blue grass
even though you have a car and i have a bus…to ride
although i have love and you are alone
even though you dress one way, and i dress the other
although my family loves me and yours does not know of you

we are family,
you and i are family,
me and you are family,
no matter what the difference is
family we are, forever
because we are here, and here is earth
and earth is our home
so here, we will live,
we are family.

Comments about We Are Family by Michael J. Burt

  • Azael (9/5/2018 7:53:00 PM)

    This poem inspired me a lot(Report)Reply

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  • Michael HopkinsMichael Hopkins (7/30/2018 7:48:00 AM)

    Yes, the family of Man or men & women. With all our differences we are still of the same tree.(Report)Reply

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  • Munna Micheal (6/2/2018 2:23:00 AM)


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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (4/23/2018 8:41:00 AM)

    By far, one of the best poem which treats the world as a family.
    An ideal position. Thanks.(Report)Reply

    hello(6/6/2018 10:34:00 AM)

    this is good poen

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  • Sonali GangulySonali Ganguly (1/16/2016 2:15:00 AM)

    vert beautiful poem. it really touched my heart.(Report)Reply

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  • Terry Diallo (6/1/2008 4:40:00 PM)

    this is such a beatiful poem, i nyspace would have written it because it is an important message, though i might have also added sexual orientation(Report)Reply

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  • Iliani Jamhari (5/18/2006 10:59:00 AM)

    love the way the words r put together..simple yet meaningful!(Report)Reply

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  • Mallory Oldham (4/24/2006 1:32:00 PM)

    this poem real touches me
    i think that i will read these when i am a way in college and when i am married.

    thanks for reading(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 29, 2005

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