Whatever derogative name you call me
Whatever bad feelings you harbour for me
It won't stop my humanity and solidarity.
Being of mixed race myself
I was brought up in a multicultural household.
Acceptance, kindness and respect for others
Was deeply instilled in me.
I have a mixture of friends from all walks of life
And all as unique as I am.
Different breeds, different creeds
It made my world all the richer
A multi-layered and bright-coloured Kaleidoscope.

I was taught to let the heart speak
And send any prejudices packing
Let's embrace, let's celebrate
What we have in common
And let's push any differences aside
In the end   

By Monique Van Aalst

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