Clouds in the sky have different shade –
They glow in the lights, either dim or fade!
Suddenly new ones come and cloak the air,
To renew our visions and make things fair!
Rainbows are born among the light and rain –
To soothe viewer’s eyes and remove all pain!
Life bathes in motion to plant the new seeds,
And waits for creatures with creative deeds!
This goes on and on since the ancient days,
And people just flock, like bright sun rays!
We know, color or creed works as a dam –
To promote any progress, or create a jam!
No one gains through the screeching halt,
‘Cause faith is taken with a grain of salt!
But removal of notions may clear the way,
And build the bridge that will never sway!
So, let us all now blend our ethnic voice,
To kill any prejudice, or color of choice!
Progress via Diversity: let it be the key –
Around the globe, from heaven to the sea!!!
©Copyright 2006 by Hillol Ray
Read the Diversity Poet Accolade conferred by University of Michigan Medical School, Detrot, MI, U.S.A. in the University of Michigan Medical School Staff Newsletter (Page 3)
“Though an environmental engineer and manager of the Drinking Water Supply Enforcement Program with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Ray was heralded when the lyrics from his poem Diversity were included in the song album, Star Route U.S.A., released by the Hollywood based Amerecord.”
Appreciation for Hillol Ray’s “Diversity” Poem from Minneapolis, USA
From: printerguy <email address provided>
Sent: Thu, 16 Aug 2007 8:54 pm
Subject: Diversity Poem
I’m Milo Larson from Faribault MN, and I do the: http://faribodiversity.blogspot.com/. Somebody sent me your poem on “Diversity” and I was completely taken by it as well as some of your other poems.
I was wondering if I could use it on my blog with your name. I would like to write a story around it, it stirs the mind. Poetry stirs the soul and imagination I wish I had the knack for it.
I like to use story’s, facts, and emotions on my blog to raise consciousness to our plight to welcome our lovely newcomers and make us all one.
Thank you, and have a gentle day,