Strip


If I strip each label from my chest:

WHITE

MALE

GAY

IRISH

IMMIGRANT

AGNOSTIC

Vegetarian

I am left with just ONE,

And this is the only label I wish to be judged upon:

Human

No matter whom you are in this world, if you simply do as I have done,

If you strip yourself of all these labels,

You WILL find that you are left with the same.

So WHY do we fight with each other?

WHY do we pick each other apart?

Tear each other down?

Create more and more labels to separate us further when we need to come together?

Why JUDGE?

BULLY?

KILL?

We are ALL fundamentally the SAME

It is time to leave the playground.

It is time to grow up.

Our planet is dying.

We are killing her.

We need to combine our energies and resources and focus on healing our world.

Surely this is what matters?

It is NOT too late.

After you have read this I want you to STRIP.

Strip all those labels away.

Once you have done this, open your eyes,

Look around,

And SEE,

We are ALL the SAME.

©2017 by Daniel Devenney.