the family of man

the family of man poem by steven james humphreys

it wasn’t God who

told you to be good…

it was the hypocrite.

God remains silent.

God doesn’t judge,

only man judges


cry out to the heavens

for an answer

and what do you get?

more silence…

the gurus

say look inside

to the inner self…

but, no one is home.

try to please

God all you want, for

his praise cannot be bought

by deeds…

so, go and love what you love.

let this be it’s own reward.

shout your despair

to all who will listen,

for I understand

because I have mine

to share…


to the

family of man.

embrace life’s



in the mystical feeling

of not knowing

what is unknown

and seemingly






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