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The Common Source This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

My genes do not imply
The depth or weight
Of my philosophy,
Religion or mind

My genes should not imply
The threatened aperture of my eyes
Such measures can only be achieved
With varying degrees
Of fear, threats and forced exile

My genes only imply
That any charter of existence-rights
Prove that the humane is not innate

My genes must always imply
That the words of justice
Must not sleep on the papers

With the same respect that
Seahorses, lions or cats
Carry their young
Regardless of gender roles,
Power or status
So must we.

Let's plant these words!

Harness the sun's energy
The earth's generosity
The miracle of consciousness

Our harvest can be
A regained confidence
In the human integrity

A blanket for all.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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springdance said...
Feb. 9, 2011 at 11:43 am
Good work. I really like it. It's inspiring to the human soul. 
 
mariasalami This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Feb. 9, 2011 at 12:33 pm
Thank you, that really means a lot :)
 
pixiedust15 said...
Oct. 30, 2010 at 2:04 pm
I like the whole thing, especially the last stanza. Keep it up! :D
 
mariasalami This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 31, 2010 at 1:19 am
thanks and happy halloween! 
 
nancyyy said...
Oct. 28, 2010 at 7:11 pm

I like the rhythm I get from this poem. Each line flows great with the next one.

"Human is not innate"

I am really feeling that line.

 
mariasalami This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 28, 2010 at 9:28 pm
Thank you so much! I appreciate your comment a lot :)
 
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