POST PANDEMIC, LET'S BUILD A HUMANE WORLD AGAIN

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post pandemic, let's create a world where humanity can find existence again

 

I want to knock at the doors of humanity again

And smile as it welcomes me in 

As I ask - Don’t you want a proof

Of my sexuality, my religion, and creed

A card to say, I am accepted in your realm

That I’ve tampered and rebuilt myself

To fit your normal

That I no longer resemble me

But hey at least you’ll accept this

And it says - Don’t be silly, we’re all flowers from the same seed

Humanity, love, that’s the only label you’ll ever need

 

I want to celebrate the bells of Christmas eve,

Dance to the tunes of bhajans sung by priests

Partake in the discussions of atheism

That’s the diversity I want to see

Where the normal for the color of the skin 

Is brown and black and white

And every shade in between

Where gender and sexuality is not a black and white fix.

 

And as the next generation

Opens its eyes to its first rendezvous with the sky

I want to tell them, it’s the most beautiful place

On heaven and earth

That it’s a kind place

Because that is how it chose to be

That humanity became humane again

Since the last time.

 

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India