JOSIE'S POEMS

Celebrating Diversity

in our World

By Josie Whitehead

Oriental Pond
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LET'S CELEBRATE DIVERSITY

By Josie Whitehead

Let's Celebrate Diversity

Within the ocean’s watery depths,
   In country lanes, in city park,
On mountains, valleys, fields and plain,
    Live creatures of the light and dark.

     For that which comes from land or sea
     Let’s celebrate diversity.

Planet earth gives habitat
   For creatures of the land and sea –
For those that swim, for those that fly;
   For large and small, for you and me.    
 
    For that which comes from land or sea
    Let’s celebrate diversity.

The tiny snowdrop in the lane;
    The giant, stunning copper beech;.
The bilberry growing on the moors;
     Or on the tree, the luscious peach.

     For that which comes from land or sea
     Let’s celebrate diversity.

The elephant and tiny ant;
    The birds that in our gardens sing;
The flowers that bloom in autumn’s sun;
    The hardy blooms of early Spring.

     For that which comes from land or sea
     Let’s celebrate diversity.

Small fish that dwell in coral reefs;
   Those making Arctic seas their home;
The streamlined whales of mammoth size 
   That freely round our planet roam.

     For that which comes from land or sea
     Let’s celebrate diversity.

For human beings from different lands -
    Diverse in colour, race or creed –
The farmers, doctors, teachers, friends,
     Fulfilling others’ daily needs –

     For all of them, for you and me –
     Be thankful for diversity.

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The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect for all things and people who share the world with us.   What a dull world it would be if we didn't have so many different things in the world of nature and in human life that we have.  How dull if everyone was born the same in every way!!!  Josie