Inside, Around, Above, and Below me

September 2, 2012
By Moniyka.Sachar GOLD, Fremont, California
Moniyka.Sachar GOLD, Fremont, California
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Favorite Quote:
"No one does anything perfectly. The successful are the ones who can accept imperfection and move on." - Moniyka
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that has." - Mead


Inside me
Diversity means freedom to let me pick and choose I please
Like catching fish from a river
when the fish are from the largest sea.

My mixed ethnicity gives me three

unique cultures


radical languages



and separate histories
And I select the few threads
And messily weave them into a fragile scarf
Which I wrap around and around me

Until it becomes my identity.



Around me
Diversity means freedom to develop my individuality
Without fear of being a pariah


being unusual


being alone.
I feel alive assimilating
Transforming into my surroundings
Yet my heritage is slightly imperious

Keeping

me

grounded.
Diversity helps me remember who I am
And forget who I am perceived to be.
It gives me aplomb and belonging as


someone so different
but so much like the others: the vast diversity








Above me
Diversity means freedom to venture everywhere
and anywhere available to me.
Endless possibilities
Countless opportunities


I can reach for the stars!


Surpass any limit!
The exhilarating part is discovering every place

yet the hardest part is knowing where to stay.


Below me
Diversity means freedom to boast and celebrate.
I’ve done it all.
I’ve climbed every Everest

Assailed every Ajmer

Danced in every Plaza

Won in every marathon, every race
And I’ve found myself a place
Where everyone, anyone can come
And we can commemorate our freedom


The author's comments:
In my life, diversity is everywhere. There is diversity inside me when I have the freedom to choose one choice out of a diverse variety of options. There is diversity around me when I have the freedom to express myself without fear of being different in such a diverse crowd. There is diversity above me when I have the freedom to chose my future career path. There is diversity below me when I have the freedom to share my diverse experiences. I am saturated with diversity growing up in America, the land of opportunity and freedom.

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