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'Human Family' - By Maya Angelou

I was reading a collection of poems by Maya Angelou last weekend; here's one that particularly struck me.  The poem, named 'Human Family' was published in 1990, in Angelou's collection, 'I Shall Not Be Moved'. The poem is a revelation of the world, unity, togetherness and community, all the subtle things we took for granted before being in lockdown over the past few years. Enjoy!  Maya Angelou I note the obvious differences in the human family. Some of us are serious, some thrive on comedy.  Some declare their lives are lived as true profundity. and others claim they really live the real reality.  The variety of our skin tones can confuse, bemuse, delight, brown and pink and beige and purple, tan and blue and white. I've sailed upon the seven seas and stopped in every land, I've seen the wonders of the world not yet one common man.  I know ten thousand women called Jane and Mary Jane but I've not seen any two  who really were the same. Mirror twins a

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