A Call to Humanity

A Call to Humanity

I thought to share a post back from the end of 2016, which seems apropos now as well. 


Still a Human


If you’re still a human at the dawn of 2017

If you’ve not become a zombie or hybridized machine

If you have not relegated your mind to patterned blindness

If no animosity is harbored

And each receives your kindness

If you place no blame and feel no shame

But do hold yourself accountable

For each thought and deed, projection & word

Succumbing to neither vampire nor cannibal

If you’re still human, albeit limping, wounded

If despite disquiet and distraction,

You’re still fully sane and lucid

Please speak a little louder, share a little more

In your own way: sing, write, draw, say

Let not your silence let your fellow man waste away

Our extinction as humans is not as one might think…that we might physically perish and thereby become extinct

No, but by losing our humanity – by this our ship does sink!

By becoming something indistinct

We disintegrate on the brink

A collective resolution in this New Year:

I propose a call to question all

To forget not that we have the wherewithal!

To be humans not zombies, not cannibals

To recognize the honor and responsibility

That we have as humans, as humanity.


In loving service,