Where are you, humanity?

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Yemen, 25 August: an airstrike killed 14 civilians in Faj Attan, a residential neighborhood in the capital Sana’a. Among the victims were children, the youngest of whom was only 3 years old. The war that has been ravaging Yemen for the past 3 years has taken the lives of tens of thousands of people and thrown the country in the throes of what the UN has termed “the world’s largest humanitarian crisis”. Millions of Yemenis are internally displaced and in urgent need of humanitarian aid; bombings...


Honor other religions like you do your own

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On June 14, 2017, some of the most eminent religious leaders have released a joint statement, calling on humanity to engage in interfaith dialogue in the face of today’s division. “It’s not complicated”, says Archbishop Justin Welby, “start with sharing what we all share, which is the pleasure of conversation”. Through the “Make Friends” initiative, prominent exponents of various religions invite us all to set any source of division aside and simply make friends with people that might not share...


Young

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Sweet delight is youth,when time heals and doesn’t rob yet,flames of verve burncoloring the irises,storms of rebellionand thirst for changeagitate the heart.There’s power in youth,the power to claim the future,to stare boldly at the sunand promise to one day watch it rise from Mars.But for now, stare at the moon, don’t rush, love and weep tenderlyunder its soothing glow.With eyes that see no boundaries and crush the horizon, young is bright and hopeful.Young holds promises never broken, forev...


Red thread

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Justify your self-proclaimed superiority. Illustrate the sources of your higher dignity and help us identify the causes of their fewer rights. What intrinsic flaws does your purity see in them? Why would our artist put more value in you and let that be the cause of their suffering?I don’t believe in their inferiority, nor do I acknowledge your superiority. Let’s not cite words such as “race” or “ethnicity” if man is so skilled at assigning a grievous power to simple names. Women, black people, M...


Earth and its guests

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“Earth, we beg for clemency. Be kind to your guests, appease your mighty forces.”“There will be no quieting of my cry, until it is heard. I, not you, beg for clemency: the mighty forces that scared you are nothing but the violence of my despair.” “What is the source of your despair, Earth? Your cry is the echo of what harm?”“I am threatened by vile guests, my beauties adulterated by human venom. My cry is the echo of your harm, you’re the culprit, you’re my disease.”“These words upset my consc...


Unsung tragedies

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What is happening right now in Somalia has been poorly covered by the media. This drought is threatening millions of people. No food, no water, diseases like cholera, measles, and diarrhea quickly spreading: this is an emergency. They need help. I wrote this poem for them, for the people suffering, the children starving; what they are going through is heartbreaking. Please, let's talk about it and how we can help.Dry your eyes, my friend,nothing grows from salt.Can we blame the droughtin your la...


Human universe

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This poem was inspired by Neil deGrasse Tyson's illuminating words: "the atoms in our body are traceable to stars that manufactured those elements in the crucibles of their cores and then exploded, scattering that enrichment through the galaxy, enabling next generations of stars to form planets, and at least on one planet life, and at least at this time people". (Neil deGrasse Tyson)Human universeMasters of wars, killers of lights,ministers of inimical darkness,we are sons and daughters of ancie...


Human universe

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This poem was inspired by Neil deGrasse Tyson's illuminating words: "the atoms in our body are traceable to stars that manufactured those elements in the crucibles of their cores and then exploded, scattering that enrichment through the galaxy, enabling next generations of stars to form planets, and at least on one planet life, and at least at this time people". (Neil deGrasse Tyson)Human universeMasters of wars, killers of lights,we are sons and daughters of ancient stars,brothers and sisters w...


Hope

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Many entrust the sea with their fates, they throw in it their hopes like pennies in a well and then set sail towards horizons too far for the eyes, but not for a sinking boat kept afloat by dreams.And the horrors stay chained down to the shore, while those who kept living out of their hopes decide to gather all their courage; they get up on the only part of themselves that is still standing and flee, through stormy paths that wash away the past and promise a future they did not dare to believe i...


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    All that is necessary for evil to triumph is that good men do nothing.


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