HUMANITY

Today
I will walk in a place
where men burned a Bible;

but I will step carefully
so as not to crush,

underfoot,

my faith in mankind.

©Cindy Taylor 2008

My humanity is bound up in yours,
For we can only be human together.
Desmond Tutu

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11 thoughts on “HUMANITY

  1. Thank you Cindy. You are Cindy, too, I wonder? Do you really go by to identities on Uphill.
    Appreciate your poem, and the thought in the following two lines.
    I understand your thought to be that the Bible of Christianity?
    has been burned generally, but that you will be careful in a critique of religion even, (you will step carefully), “so that you do not crush your faith in mankind”. Are you saying that you will be cautious with religious criticism, BECAUSE you have faith in mankind. This may be a delicate subject for you. Just a little feedback for your to assess whether another has understood sufficiently what the poem is saying. Thank you.

    • Thank you for your comment Loreen, this is what I meant when I referred to ‘meaningful’ interaction on Rik’s blog. (I blog on a wine site as well, and it could be that I was still logged in as ‘Cindy” there. But it is one identity )
      I have decided to answer your questions by posting an edit to the poem, watch this space and I will try to explain my thought process when I wrote it.

  2. From man, came Religion. With Religion, came faith, but also came spite and destruction, and eventually, the loss of humanity. Makes me think, was it really worth it? The very purpose of the creation/formation of religion is now questioned, the very roots from which it grew, now begging for water. What’s next, if anything?
    You really have made your point pretty clear here. Precise and direct!
    Thanks for sharing..

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