Taking it in gradually
As it fills my body
It fills me… ignites different emotions throughout me
Reluctantly, I receive
Filled by the reality of constant tragedies
Reminded of the magnitude of inhumanity
Confused by civilization
What are we? You and me…
This blood that flows through our bodies,
This heart that pumps for our lives
Why do we bleed?
Why must they bleed?
Our humanity has become a shattered mirror
Separate pieces confuse me
We are reflecting through this shattered mirror
Right in our face… It is our face…
We look past it, not understanding the size of the tragedy
thrown away… deserted in the back of our busy minds
Breaks my strength inside
I’m living my life while others are dying
It angers me!
Human quality is emptying into nothing
Compassion and kindness are disappearing
Where did it go wrong?
Easy to hate and harder to love
Why do we do it?
Why can’t we see each other as one?
We are truly one
The human race!
And we are falling!
Killing off one another
Trying to prove whose superior
Becoming nothing but a shame!
I am ashamed
I shut my eyes because I can’t stand the façade of our human race
Although, I can close my eyes
Desire to escape…
Nothing will change
The extent of this actuality, exists powerfully
It is reality and it needs fixing
It needs to change
I need to change
I open my eyes and face it
So easy to just turn away…
But I have to face it
I am part of it
Part of these fragments of this shattered mirror known as our humanity
It is reality
I open my eyes
And face myself.
original -> Black Life Series: http://www.africaphotostories.com/?p=412