Variety they say, is the spice of life;
A little bright here, a little dull there;
Loud and soft, side by side;
Is what completes the puzzle;
Perfects the wheel;
Fills in the gaps;
And the matter it concludes.
Tall, short, slender and stout;
Each beautiful in his own right;
Black, white, brown, yellow;
No color outshines the other;
Rich, poor, struggling, just okay;
Is a status ladder everyone’s trying to climb;
Size, race, status doesn’t disqualify anyone from being significant.
Quiet, noisy, active or laid back,
Is what gives the world its unique voice;
Extrovert and introvert are complementary traits;
Introverts need extroverts to push them to explore;
Extroverts need introverts to help them sanely balanced;
Sanguine and phlegmatic, choleric and melancholic;
A perfect mix is what keeps relationships interesting.
We are all oddly different from one another;
Thanks to cultural variations;
But diversity shouldn’t necessarily mean conflict;
We may not always agree on personal choices;
But mutual respect should be non-negotiable;
It’s the only way peace can prevail;
So we can remain united despite our differences.
Anderson, Rodriguez, Ahmed, Khan, Owusu;
Are siblings merely living on different continents;
Monarchy, republic, federal, democratic;
Reflect variations of ruling one people;
Diversity is not a weakness, it’s what makes us strong;
Take it or leave it, we are a global village now;
Divided we will fall; but united in diversity we can stand.
© Josephine Amoako 2016