Brotherhood

“We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” 
― Martin Luther King Jr.

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We are all broken, crumbled
rounded again
made from the same clay
caked and baked in the same
unforgiving oven

We all have cracks in us
from where the light gets in
frayed at the border
pulling apart at the seams

Peeling off and
breaking down into pieces
in all our miseries
We are all the same
living under the same
ashen cloudless sky
and blue moon in its reverie

Breathing the same air
swooning over the same
melody of the souls
and crooning our necks
to the same broken chords
in unison, we roll

We all are the same
laughing and cracking up
With welled up eyes
With bruises we endear

Getting stabbed by the same knife
bloodied by the same bullet
cast Creed or religion
doesn’t seem to discriminate
Or beg to differ

We are all the same
same heartbeat
sliced and splintered
in million pieces
and the same God we worship
holding books with different verses

We all are the same
from within
laughing at our scars
with abject profundity.

We are brothers
together we shall live. 

Photo by Aarón Blanco Tejedor on Unsplash

48 thoughts on “Brotherhood

  1. I was soaking up every word. if only we can look beyond the exterior and the labels, we are all flesh and blood, no one better than the other except for the humanity we bring to anther’s life. you write from the heart, very beautiful

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