I’m a Hindu,
I’m a Brahmin, a Kshatriya, a Vaishya, a Shudra,
I admire the Ramayana, I admire the Mahabharata,
I worship my Cows, I worship my idols,
I swear by the Bhagwada Gita.
I’m a Muslim,
I’m a Shia, I’m a Sunni,
I’ve got a taqiya on my head, I have Surma on my eyes,
I’m a student and Allah is my Teacher,
I face the Mecca and I say my prayers,
Five times a day.
I’m a Sikh,
I fold my hands and say ”Sat Shri Akal”,
I’m a warrior with a heart of Gold,
I let my beard flow, I wear my turban with pride,
Waheguru, the only God I know, He’s my only Guide.
I’m a Christian, I’m Black, I’m White,
I’m a church-going man,
I wear The Cross around my neck, I read The Bible,
I believe in my Jesus, The son of God,
He gives me strength,
He forgives me for the sins I commit,
He’s my Guiding Light.
I’m a Human,
First and foremost,
Before anything else,
A human being.
I can see through the mask of religion,
I can feel a beating heart,
I savor the smells of every cuisine,
I like the sounds of every Mother tongue.
Let’s be Humans, you and me,
What we’ve been right from the very start.