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Humanity
by R. D. Ashby
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  Humanity! I have often favored you
In that general term, making one being,
An exception to the rule
Of selfish human beings we all are.

I have filled you with the essence
Of unity, and spread your large canvas
Over the earth, transforming
The nations in your image and likeness.

But on each encounter with a real
Person, I am struck by an original
Claim that curdles your milky flow
Into selfish preoccupation.

How quickly you convert into
An abstraction, something talked about
As if you were other from humankind,
To be invoked as its savior.

February 22 ,2009
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A Bystander's Diary Analysis Architecture Astrology Ayurveda Book Reviews
Buddhism Business Cartoons CC++ Cinema Computing Articles
Culture Dances Education Environment Family Matters Festivals
Flash Ghalib's Corner Going Inner Health Hinduism History
Humor Individuality Internet Security Java Linux Literary Shelf
Love Letters Memoirs Musings My Word Networking Opinion
Parenting People Perspective Photo Essays Places PlainSpeak
Quotes Ramblings Random Thoughts Recipes Sikhism Society
Spirituality Stories Teens Travelogues Vastu Vithika
Women Workshop
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