Diverse


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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

 

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13 Comments Add yours

  1. Nikhil says:

    Intentionally or not, the poem has took shape of a flower vase.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Really? Didn’t notice 😁

      Like

  2. joymanda says:

    Nice

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks, Mandy☺

      Liked by 1 person

  3. kmankata says:

    This is beautiful. Permission to share and recite?

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Pauline says:

    Reblogged this on Uniquely Designed Individuals and commented:
    We are one body, but many members. We are one body, but each one is a unique, original designed, formed and fashioned by God’s holy hands 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Amen to that! 👐

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Pauline says:

        You are such are talented and gifted writer. I thank God for your gift which encourages and inspires His people. Bless you sis 🙂

        Like

      2. joseyphina says:

        I thank God too. I’m honored to be used this way. God bless you too, Pauline 🙌

        Liked by 1 person

      3. Pauline says:

        Thank you 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  5. jeffreybotah says:

    “Introverts need extroverts to push them to explore; Extroverts need introverts to help them sanely balanced;” This part of your poem really touched me because of how true it is. We all as humans need each other, to collectively bring out the best in each other.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Yes, we do. Thanks for reading, Jeffrey

      Liked by 1 person

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