Imagine

This is the fifth poem in my social commentary series. The theme for this poem is unity in diversity. Prejudice and discrimination are concepts which should be relegated to history, as in the past. Let the future hold the promise for a better world, where people are not discriminated against because they are the minority, look different, have different beliefs, are of a different social status, and so on.

Imagine

Imagine
A world that does not
Look at one’s colour

Imagine
Communities without boundaries
Not limited by their prejudices

Imagine
That our strength lies in diversity
Not in discrimination against minority

Imagine
That one’s neighbours
Are friends and kindred spirits

Imagine
Humanity as one big family
Mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers

Imagine
Tolerance as acceptance of differences
Embracing and unifying in harmony

Don’t try to classify people
According to one’s perception
Wouldn’t the world be a better place?

 

An original poem by
Khor Hui Min
5 August 2014

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About khorhmin

Khor Hui Min thinks of life as a continuous learning process and believes in a healthy balance in work and life. She is a freelance writer, who is active in publishing poems and short stories. She moonlights as a facepainter for the Malaysian Nature Society, and also enjoys creating and carving pottery. She has a Bachelor of Computer Science and Master of Science (Environmental Science). You can read more of her writing at https://projectprose.wordpress.com/ and https://huiminskitchen.wordpress.com/
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