March 15, 2017
Each week we examine a theme from a variety of points of view. The theme for this week is national identity, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, which falls on March 17, and Purim, which fell on March 11 and 12.
Today’s poem celebrates one humanity with a variety of religions and identities.
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Let there be one race – the human race,
And let the whole Earth be one common space.
Let all who live together in this place
Pursue in peace their chosen path to grace.
Let every culture celebrate its past
So that its precious way of life might last,
And that its legacy across the vast
Dark future fields like hand-sown seeds be cast.
Let truth be woven like a tapestry,
And let each slender thread well rendered be
By those whose passionate hearts and minds are free
To look and then make sense of what they see.
© by Nicholas Gordon
Hear or watch me recite this poem and listen to the music I chose for it at http://www.poemsforfree.com/letth6.html. For more poems about nationality and race, go to http://www.poemsforfree.com/racepoems.html .
This week’s theme: National Identity
March 13: Going Home to a Place You’ve Never BeenMarch 15: Let There Be One Race – The Human Race