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Human Nature

January 31, 2013
By Kairi_McEwin GOLD, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Kairi_McEwin GOLD, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
“Truth is always stranger than fiction. We craft fiction to match our sense of how things ought to be, but truth cannot be crafted. Truth is, and truth has a way of astonishing us to our knees. Reminding us, that the universe does not exist to fulfill our expectations. Because we are imperfect beings who are self-blinded to the truth of the world’s stunning complexity, we shave reality to paper thin theories and ideologies that we can easily grasp – and we call them truths. But the truth of a sea in all it’s immensity cannot be embodied in one tidewashed pebble.”

fists barrel into me
bruises bloom
my teeth and bone
pave your dark alley
my blood waters
your sprouting hate
and is washed away
by fresh rain
I am beaten down,
yes, because I love.
boots ram into my body
and of spit and hate
splatters before my discoloured face
I am left for Death to take,
I cry because those are-
were humans too
brothers of human flesh
with my same blood
that pulses red, too
I cry because my human
brethren, that share this Earth
with rain washing this blood
my fellow humans cannot see
that my love for her is not wrong
and that equality will not bring chaos
and so I cry for mankind.
because if we hate another's love
what does it say about
our world?

The author's comments:
I believe in human rights and equality, and I support the LGBT movement and am a part of the community.

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