Thursday, May 29, 2014

Guest Blogger- Gianna

Human Family
An excerpt from the poem by Maya Angelou

I note the obvious differences
in the human family.
Some of us are serious,
some thrive on comedy.

 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.
We love and lose in China,
we weep on England's moors,
and laugh and moan in Guinea,
and thrive on Spanish shores.

We seek success in Finland,
are born and die in Maine.
In minor ways we differ,
in major we're the same.

I note the obvious differences
between each sort and type,
but we are more alike, my friends,
than we are unalike.

We are more alike, my friends,
than we are unalike.

We are more alike, my friends,
than we are unalike.
When Maya Angelou said, “We are more alike, my friend, than we are unalike” She meant that no one she sees, hears, or looks at is the same.  No matter what color your skin is, what your personality is, or who you are, you are different!  Like Maya said, “I know ten thousand women called Jane and Mary Jane but I’ve not seen any two who really were the same.”  Everything and everyone is different.  Pizza is not the same as spaghetti, and blue is not the same as green.  Things and people may look the same, but they never could be because they are different.  Everyone is different.  You could be a doctor, comedian, nurse, or even a veterinarian, and you still can’t be the same.  We all have good qualities, and bad qualities.  We could be small or big, smart or dumb, or even ugly or cute.  It’s good to be different.  The major point is that we are all human beings, but even though we are different, we are still part of the “Human Family.” Maya Angelou named this poem “Human Family” because we are different but we are still all part of the human family!  Maya Angelou is a very important person from this day and this day forward.  Dead or alive, we still remember her.


Anonymous said...

Reagan g.
you did awesome gianna it brought tears to my eyes.

Anonymous said...

Great blog post! You used great words!

Anonymous said...


Great job teaching us that although we are all different and unique, we are still human, and that makes us the same.

Anonymous said...


That was so amazing Giana I am so moved by that. :-)

Anonymous said...

Great writing Gianna. It brought tears to my eyes when I read your writing. It's great to know that when pizza isn't the same as spaghetti and blue isn't the same as green. and that's what make all of the people of the world different.
from, makayla mork

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