Beautifully Different — Poem by Vincent Ivan Phipps

It would be dull if we didn’t have differences.
If we were all alike, that would be a shame.
How terribly boring the world would be, if we were all the same.

It’s exciting, distinctive sizes and unique shapes,
Shades of contrasting colors displayed on every face,
Specifying the individuality of each person’s race.
If we all came from the same place,
Without the palatable joys of stimulating taste,
That would be no fun at all and think of the time we’d waste.
No joys of something different, mediocrity, that’s a disgrace.
So exclusion is not the way to be.
Cherish that fact that you are different than me.
Embrace the differences that you see.
And remember, it is wonderful to be unique.

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