There’s only one side

One heart, one love

I’m on the side
Of the whole world

One soul, one truth

Hair can be straight,
Frazzled or curled

One life, one dream

Skin can be warmth,
Yet men are grouped

One earth, one peace

Eyes may not see
Minds can be duped

One voice, one hope

A human dies
As nations weep

One world, one joy

One is awake
Two are asleep.

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10 thoughts on “There’s only one side

  1. sojourner says:

    Reblogged this on An Outsider's Sojourn II and commented:
    One humanity, bound together in peace, love and life!

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  2. sojourner says:

    Just beautiful, Robyn!

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  3. forensicmommy says:

    Oh, I love this. I am behind on a few of your pieces, so I must go back and see the gems I missed. This is great!

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    • jamborobyn says:

      Aww… thanks Lorraine. Such a boon to hear from you 🙂

      Who’d have thought all those years ago that I could have attracted such a blessing as to have you in my life? To discover that I am a writer is just one of the gifts you have brought forth. Much love to you!

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  4. sojourner says:

    Why, if I may ask?

    You had me from right here:

    “I’m on the side
    Of the whole world”

    This reminds me of the words of Malcolm X, right before the powers of darkness and hate executed him:

    “I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I’m a human being, first and foremost, and as such I’m for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.”

    Whether my words always convey this or not, this is what is on my heart and mind: a united humanity, no longer controlled by an evil, hateful few.

    Like life, truth always finds the way to continue!

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    • jamborobyn says:

      It’s a truth that I usually only hint at. But I found myself saying “I’m on the side of the whole world” at the evening with Dr West. It surprised everyone and I actually had to explain that the gift of being mixed race made this path, this truth, the only one that shines for me.

      So the feeling of expressing it so blatantly is one of vulnerability. It is the truth I have protected with everything I have since as early as I can remember. It is the wellspring of my joy, the source of my power as it were, and is rarely said aloud.

      So many people are proud of their “side”, their race, their country, as though all others are less. In my reality there are no “others”. If you’re alive on this earth, you belong here and I care deeply about your continued existence, free of undue suffering and hardship.

      I might even go further than your comment and say “truth is” and illusions are not. Nothing anyone says or does will change what the truth is, the most anyone can do is distract our attention from it.

      Thank you so much for asking, I had neglected to move on from the sense of feeling exposed. And of course, the reblog, oh my! New and interesting people and blogs to check out, including yours. It’s been ages, too caught up in my own drama. 😉

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      • sojourner says:

        Don’t worry about mine, I’m just plodding along.

        Thank you for sharing this with me, with all of us. And I agree, “Truth is and Illusions are Not” says it much better.

        You wrote,

        “So many people are proud of their “side”, their race, their country, as though all others are less. In my reality there are no “others”.”

        This is exactly why your poem spoke to me. Before I am anything else, I am, “first and foremost,” one of billions of human beings: all unique individuals, with special gifts, but at the end of the day, one humanity.

        And we need to get ourselves back to this “Truth is!”

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  5. We are all of one race, human, YES! Peace and Love to you and keep shining!

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