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You and I

You and I seem so different, we have not the same beliefs and do not speak the same way.

You and I seem so different, me living in my run-down shack and you in your beautiful home.

You and I seem so different, but we aren't really that different. You see, we both have hearts and are capable of love. We both have red blood cruising through our veins. We both have voices, each used- even if not always heard.

But over and above that, our lives are interwoven into the fabric of our shared humanity. Whether or not you choose to see it, my suffering is yours. I stand here not raising my hands in supplication asking for charity, but rather seeking your solidarity. Take my hand and let us move forward side by side, seeking justice not only for ourselves, but humanity at large...


kirthijay's picture

This is SO beautifully

This is SO beautifully written! Speechless.

estelle's picture


luv it

Robin Farrin's picture

Right on sister,

YES, YES, YES, You are so right. It is high time that we do walk hand in hand in solidarity, not only for our benefit but for the benefit of our future generations. We must be examples of unity and solidarity for our children and our children's children. The violence and war must come to an end and realize that we can live together and learn from one another.
May we become shining examples of true freedom and justice for ALL.
Love to you sweet sister,

Roksana Hasib's picture


I must say that your have a poetic voice and it is motivating. It is a very beautiful piece of writing and as i read, it felt me with a warmth. You have a very beautiful perspective to view the world and humanity. Keep it up...


loretta's picture

kmoeti what a beauty!

Humbling I wish that can be put into action.


A successful woman is one who can build a firm foundation with the bricks others throw at her. Author Unkown.

hayibo safiatou's picture


very nice i agree with you we are differend of course but we have the same objectif to achieve



wow..,... great article.
it basically focuses on the fact that though we may be different in a vast number of ways, still we are one and connected to each other in ways far greater than our differences.
that's humanity and calls to us all.

i will deeply meditate on this and thanks

Stella Danso's picture


A Great speech indeed. I really love it. Yes we should always care for others, learn from each other and live together.

siatta's picture

So true. We are indeed

So true. We are indeed interwoven whether we see it or not the fact is there so we need to stand up for each other.

Olive Makhela's picture

Its is so amazing!

Its is so amazing!

otahelp's picture

that is the spirit

That is exactly the spirit to apply. We must come together to walk and work side by side if not for ourselves for our children, for our sisters, our friends who believe so much in us. No matter how high you feel today, who knows tomorrow. No matter how small you feel you are today, do not forget tomorrow will always come.

Join hands with us - no barrier - creed, race, colour can deter us. women must love ourselves and work for ourselves.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Initiative
Lets keep the light shining

Iryna's picture


I think is impossible that a woman writes without the word "love" :)

Phionah Musumba's picture


I am inspired and empowered.

Phionah Musumba
Founder/Executive Director
Malkia Foundation &
Centre for Disadvantaged Girls, Kenya
P.O Box 9461 - 00300,
Nairobi, Kenya
Facebook: Phionah Musumba
Twitter: @KenyaGals
LinkedIn: Phionah Musumba
Skype: phionah.anguzuzu.musumba

bitani's picture

Thank you. Reading this made

Thank you. Reading this made me feel better.

"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else."
—Judy Garland

kmoeti's picture

Thank you all so much for the

Thank you all so much for the responses. It's a matter close to my heart. How do we see each other as equals, respect each others dignity in the quest for a better life for all? Neither of us, irrespective of race and class is superior to the other and treating each other as if we are does so much damage. My dignity is really all I have, take it away and you've taken everything from me- which is often the spirit that charity is done in, rather than being an act of solidarity...

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