My Rights...Your Rights...Human Rights

There is so much that is wrong with the United States…
and even though our founders were farsighted
the country they created
Is far from one united.

But as I marched with women yesterday
through the streets in broad daylight
I was focused less on what is wrong with our country…
and more on what is right.

I marched with people I'd never met before
I marched with them…shoulder to shoulder
I marched with many people younger than me
I marched with many people older.

I marched with people of different religions
Different colors, …different abilities
Different sizes, different sexual preferences
Different shapes and ethnicities.

We came together for our own reasons
different objectives…varying appetites…
but we had one thing in common…
we marched for human rights.

We marched so all humans can be free
We marched to show all humans that we care…
We marched so all humans can be safe…
We marched for humans…everywhere

We marched to change what we think is wrong with our country…
Humans united in one crowd
And as we marched together I couldn't help thinking…
Our founders would be proud.

by Jim Yerman

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