The Modern Jungle Of Diversity

13 Oct

You’ve said to me we failed

Failed in democracy

The modern jungle of diversity

It was too much for me

But what can we do

Ignoring my existence

As a vague presence of minority

Although, the price of tax

But have no right because of

Because of, despite

My house

My love

And family

Friendly neighbours who don’t judge over me

Schoolteachers who are fond of me

My feet on the ground

Walking in the footsteps

Of my ancestors

Who told me

Don’t be afraid

When times get rough

And this preach of injustice

Arrives at your kitchen

Open your eyes and door, and welcome me

Conquer the hate with love, and be proud of your humanity



Written by Corina Karstenberg © 2016


3 Responses to “The Modern Jungle Of Diversity”

  1. Loes Flendrie October 13, 2016 at 1:30 pm #

    Mooi. Maar hoe treurig.

    Loes X

    • * October 13, 2016 at 4:56 pm #

      Inderdaad, het is heel treurig. Dank je wel lieve Loes X

  2. genetteblog August 28, 2017 at 11:33 pm #

    Your words warmed my heart. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful poem! Love takes away all fears. Sometimes, I still feel some fear – anyway, my love grows from day to day. It is already impossible to keep the door closed.

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