Inspired By You!

Humanity is not national;

It’s not a continental facet;

It’s not American or African;

Not Russian or Asian;

Not British or Korean;

It’s not Finnish or Danish;

Because none has ever been

a paragon of love!


Humanity is never sex or heart;

It isn’t a body or brain;

Not a stomach, not legs or skin;

Not long hair or short nails;

Because all the above can fade!


Humanity is not I or you;

Not her or him;

Not ‘us’, not ‘them’;

Not straight or gay;

Because all of us do live;

And do need!


Humanity is not religion or region;

Not disability or ability;

Not power or weakness;

It’s not war or fate;

Because all disagree each other!


Humanity is not preaching;

It’s not teaching or believing;

It’s not consuming or imposing;

It’s not hating or blaming;

Not whining or protesting;

Because these intimidate!


Humanity is not being;

It’s not copying or swearing;

It’s not demanding or requesting;

It’s not eating or fasting;

Because all these digress!


Humanity is not education;

It’s not a social construct;

Not a political mainstream;

It’s not business plan;

Not a manifesto or a minutes;

Because all can fail!


Humanity is not gender;

It’s not femininity or masculinity;

Not confession or temptations;

Because, all of these;

have been misunderstood!


Humanity is not from media;

Never been about the ideas;

Not even about frontiers;

Because since anorexia became ours;

Amnesia has become utopia!


Humanity should not be a silence;

It cannot be a noise or a curse;

Not an explanation or a story;

It’s not even one’s myth;

Because, humanity said;

Allegations arise from sides!


Humanity is not democracy;

It’s not a fantasy or a science;

It’s not resonance or renaissance;

For we are creating confusion;

Humanity can’t procreate!


Humanity is not essentialist;

It’s not rational or irrational;

Not yellow or black;

Not red or white;

Not even blue or green;

Because colours can be erased!


Humanity isn’t about wealth;

It’s not about rich or poor;

It’s not about home or exile;

It’s not about good or bad;

It’s just beyond all.


I can’t tell or you can’t tell;

What humanity is;

What human is;

Where and when ‘it’ all began;

How and why we live;

Because when hate came;

Killing followed;

And humanity suffered.


Humanity is more than understanding;

It’s more than you always advising;

It’s more than helping and forgiving;

It’s more than charity;

More than learning and knowing,

Humanity is more than everything else;

Humanity is LOVE.


Love because,

It never kills;

It never hates;

It never judges;

It’s never arrogant;

Never hostile or ignorant.


Humanity is LOVE;

Love everyone, and you pronounce Humanity universally.

Just that!

©Hyppolite Ntigurirwa 2017