Tag Archives: humanity

Poem / Song Lyrics: Nowhere

“Crisis

Crisis

That’s how

I see who I am

My humanity

Is questionable

Indefinable

Nowhere

Where am I from?

Nowhere

Where do I belong?

Passport

Passport

Worthless document

They think it is fake

My nationality

Defies fascism

Racism

Nowhere

Where am I from?

Nowhere

Where do I belong?

Colour

Colour

Just pigment

Yet, key in my life

My race

A construct

Conduct

Nowhere

Where am I from?

Nowhere

Where do I belong?

Roots

Roots

The truth

Although, recovering it, is painful

My ethnicity

Most important

Constant

Nowhere

Where am I from?

Nowhere

Where do I belong?

Identity

Identity

African heritage

Stolen, erased, trashed and enslaved

My soul

Invisible essence

Distress

Nowhere

Where am I from?

Nowhere

Where do I belong?”

 

By Emilie F. Yaakaar

All Rights Reserved © 2017

 

 

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Swimming & Drowning

And I suppose that it always comes a moment in which you don’t feel anymore. You can’t cry anymore because the tears won’t come out. You can’t shout anymore because you lost your voice after all those wasted screams. You can’t rant anymore because all you have to say is nothing new, nothing you haven’t told. You can’t get scared anymore because you are living your darkest nightmares already. You can’t get anxious anymore because stress and fear are part of who you are now. You can’t be hopeful anymore because every time you wish for the best, you get the worst. That’s the moment in which you know you ran out of emotions. And you believe you should be very happy about that, because you don’t have to care or worry anymore. No more pain. No more sorrow. Just nothing. But deep-inside you are very concerned about your indifference, because you know it is inhumane. Feelings and emotions are part of our humanity: they are part of who we are, for the best and for the worst. So if you don’t have them, something is wrong. Furthermore, I have always believed than when things bottle up, they end up over-flooding, and you either swim to survive or drown to die. I don’t see myself swimming, neither have I seen myself drowning. It is weird. Maybe I’m actually swimming, but after swimming for so long, it is my new walk. Maybe I’m drowning, and the panic phase ended, which would explain why I’m so calm now. I don’t know. Both of these possibilities are equally terrifying.

The Importance of Kindness and Emotions [WATCH]

Humans we tend to be selfish and do things only when we get something out of it. Why? Because we always want profit and materialistic rewards. What is the meaning of helping? What is the meaning of giving? What is the point of being good to others? What is the point of lending a hand without receiving anything back? If you have ever asked yourself that questions, please check the following video. If you have never asked yourself that questions, check it too. Your perspective on life might change after it.