In our lives we all enjoy variety
Variety is indeed celebrated in society
A range of experiences in cuisine, fashion and art
Give an impression of being smart
What a well-rounded individual, people say
You can win admiration in any soiree
Mankind was designed to explore and savor
Diversity in this world, taste every flavor..
Variety is great as long as it is confined
To inanimate objects, pursuits of the mind
Yet when we talk of diversity of human race
Variety seems to lose its exalted place
Most of us then tend to somehow lean
Towards “our kind”, we try to convene
With those who share our cultural belief
Being in like company is a relief
Those different from us we tend to criticize
Difference is essential, we do not realize
For all the other experiences varied
Are tied in with cultural differences indeed!
Cultural diversity if we could celebrate
If we could learn how not to discriminate
Among each other, and try to understand
Different view-points of the earth’s inhabitants
May be more peaceful we could be
And end senseless violence gradually..
2 thoughts on “Celebrating diversity”
Amen to this!