Our Utopia

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 12:38 -- Jasmink

Brown, Black or White

What makes us different?

Praying Sundays, Fridays, or Saturdays

What makes us different?

I want to live in a world where there’s no division

I want to live in a world where a Muslim can walk in a room and no one feels threatened

I want to live in a world where people understand the importance of each other’s culture

What defines us?

Is it the way we go to sleep at night

Or the way we eat our food

Don’t you get it?

It’s simple

A Jew can be friends with a Christian

Or a Muslim

Or a Hindu

Let’s go back to how we lived as a kid

Let’s go back to that mindset

Where we had nothing but innocence

Where everyone was a friend

No matter where they are from or what they do

I don’t want to see war

I don’t want to see children getting killed before they get to see the world

I don’t want to see the streets filled with the blood of innocent people

I don’t want to see a five year old witnessing their own mother getting murdered right in front of them

I want to live in a world where you see the beautiful eyes of Syrians or Palestinians or Egyptians filled with hopes and dreams and no despair

I want to live in a world where we all seek help for those who truly need it

Like the children in Uganda who have to walk miles just for a sip of water

And in those miles searching for one of the only things keeping them alive, they lose their lives, get raped or kidnapped

Do you see what our world has become?

We have turned on each other

We blame each other for every wrong doing

Why does our world believe in collective punishment?

Why is it that the only thing people remember about Muslims is 9/11 even though all their religion truly preaches is peace

Why is it that people still cringe at the sight of a group of African Americans

Why is it that a women is still petrified to walk the streets alone at night worried she would be “asking for it”

Just because a single person may have done something they regret

Doesn’t mean everyone should take the blame

Take a look at our world

Do you see a future?

Lets work together to make the next generation unaware of war or violence

Let’s work together now so years to come they wouldn’t have this

Black, brown, or white

We are all people

Monotheistic, polytheistic, or atheist

We are all people

Gay, straight or Bi

We are all people

Let’s work now and build our Utopia 


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