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World We Live In

I sit in the classroom Start of a brand new year I am really nervous New students, surround me They come from diverse cultures & backgrounds None that I am familiar with It’s like God gathered the whole world And placed us together In one, tiny classroom I admire the beauty of their different coloured skins It’s like gazing at a mesmerising masterpiece Neither human nor artist can replicate that kind of beauty and colour God’s colour palette, extraordinarily vast! I love the way their eyes stand out Beautifully matching, their shade of skin tone Warm and welcoming eyes White, shiny teeth Hearty laughs Everyone’s so friendly! Going about my school work I listen to them talk Talking in their native tongues The rhythm and tones of the sounds, so fluid I noticed they think before they speak Where most people I mix with ‘blurt’ stuff out I love the way they pronounce things in English Faces full of expression, lots of hand gestures Wanting to be understood, validated I like the clothes the cultural people wear Bold and bright colours Shiny, printed and patterned fabrics Where I choose to wear black, most days than not I turn my attention To the others in the room They are dribbling on about nothing Nothing, worth listening to! Drawn back to the cultural people I notice some come across as sad, scared or timid Often too shy, to speak up To say what their thoughts or opinions are I wonder if each knows how beautiful they truly are I can’t wait to learn from all these new people I am blessed to be surrounded by so many races and nationalities What an amazing, wonder-filled world We ‘all’ are privileged, to live in!

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