The Long Journey Of Humanity

Once the world seemed so large, an impassable expanse,

we set out of foot, and strode the open, and often hostile terrain.

Battling the elements and obstacles on our advance,

some force in us hungered to move, what it was we couldn’t explain.

We set out exploring, settling and taming the wild,

crossed stormy oceans, into a dark unknown.

From this migration, cultures and customs were styled.

Following the sun, and the stars, guided by the light from those that shone,

they invited and beckoned in us a wanderlust.

Cities arose and spread; civilization was created.

Now the ruins of what once was long ago, lie buried in the dust,

gone are those abundant crops, from fertile fields cultivated.

Fast forward, centuries roll by, ushering a sense of unity,

the Renaissance,  the industrial revolution, technology, and the automobile.

Across the land was born a drive, we used our ingenuity,

that vitality brought a new day and the New Deal.

We’ve been through favorable and harsh times, it hasn’t been perfect; far from it,

we’ve stumbled and fallen, made our share of mistakes.

Humbled we’ve bounced back, back on our feet, we didn’t quit.

we bandaged our wounds and ignored our aches.

We came together and sacrificed in times of need,

and rose to the occasion, and answered the rally.

No matter the battle that raged, we would succeed,

and the victory would be the finale.

In trying times,  no goals are unreachable,

friends, neighbors, and strangers unite for the good fight

Together we’re a force unbeatable,

once we overcome our misconceptions, the world is full of color, not just black and white.

The above piece was writen for a poetry contest,  the theme  which was, community.

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5 thoughts on “The Long Journey Of Humanity

    1. I am in agreement with you, and it is really sad, since we all have the potential to be good and productive members of the human race, but I like to use the phrase Lincoln wrote, ” the better angels of our nature”. They are not always present. There is too much temptation, greed, misunderstanding and fear. Most of the fear is deliberately perpetrated by a group of people that profit and gain from stirring up people that think in rational terms. They allow themselves to be manipulated. Being human, does not necessarily mean humane.

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    1. Thanks AR, I wrote that piece for a poetry contest, with a theme on community. I didn’t win, but that’s okay. I wrote several pieces for it, that are on the blog, that is why there are so many community themed pieces right in a row. I really don’t know how I came up with this one, but it seemed to work out as I was going along, so I went with it and this was the result.
      Thanks for the compliment.

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