The Poem No Men are Foreign by James Kirkup is a very thoughtful and soul-stirring poem. The poem beautifully dwells on the theme of the humanity behind each human being. Let us reflect on the opening lines of this thoughtful and very noble poem. "Remember, no men are strange, no countries foreign Beneath, all uniforms, a single body breathes." The poem begins by asking us to constantly remind ourselves that no human being is strange or different. Beneath the superficial surface of our bodies, all human beings have hearts, minds and souls. The lines also drive home the point about the futility of war. All those who have divisive mindsets, or are caught up in war, need to remember that behind such superficial "uniforms" are living and breathing human beings just like you and me. Now, read and reflect on the next few lines of this thoughtful poem. The poem beautifully builds upon the theme of the humanity in each human being. Each and every line tries to raise our level of consciousness to a deeper and spiritual level.