The dark cold cosmic fabric, bright warm Sol’s embrace,
Tuck in Ol’ Big Blue, as it spins through vast space,
For all we may know, it’s the one, ONLY place,
The fragile home world, of the whole human race.
We look like our Creator, so say many preachers,
It’s DNA’s double helix, so say science teachers,
Be beliefs fact or faith based, humans are the same creatures,
We must never prejudge, based on external features.
Our world’s latitudes vast, within which we spin,
Helped ordain how much melanin, tints all our skin,
The isles, seas and mounts, which once kept us apart,
Caused diverse accents, tongues, cultures, right from the start.
Genetics’ roll of the dice, dictates whom we’ll date,
Be we transgender, bisexual, gay, lez or straight,
Just like left or right-handedness, blue eyes or brown,
We must accept diverse traits, with wide smile, not snide frown.
From conception to birth, sometimes, things go wrong,
Flaws that defy, deny newborns, a mind / body strong,
They must never be mocked; we must give a damn,
Open all doors for disabled, not in their faces slam.
A woman is far more than bride to a groom,
She’s not chattel to man, she’s more than a womb,
She must soar towards the future, not drown in dark ages,
Be all she can be, throughout all life’s stages.
Be beliefs Muslim, Jew, Christian or no one above,
At the heart of the matter is peace, kindness, love,
Keep your minds and hearts open to all that you’ve read,
As this year draws to a close, in each New Year ahead.