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I have started studying this year and this poem come to me after a week of spending time with new students.


Submitted:Jan 19, 2013    Reads: 12    Comments: 1    Likes: 1   


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, is 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 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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