RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #73 Black&White

I read with interest that Ronovan is starting a free eBook project to share the work of those participating in the weekly haiku poetry prompt challenge. The book will first be published as an eBook on Smashwords. After a period of time, the book will be put on Amazon as well. This is something to look forward to in 2016. 🙂

Now, on to today’s entry for week #73 of the weekly haiku challenge. The word prompts are ‘black’ and ‘white’.

Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Black or White

What do colours mean?
Does it matter – black or white?
Fresh outlook needed?

Khor Hui Min
6 December 2015





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.


A world that does not
Look at one’s colour

Communities without boundaries
Not limited by their prejudices

That our strength lies in diversity
Not in discrimination against minority

That one’s neighbours
Are friends and kindred spirits

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

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