Colors of diversity flowing one into another
An ornament of beautification on the neck of the sky
Showing incomparable beauty to men on the earth
You have to be a hater not to love the rainbow.

As it is in the sky so it is in the earth
Beauty and color plastered on men by the Maker
Yellow, red, black, brown, white and more He made
Rivers of colors flowing in harmony and peace.

Ghouls, demons emissaries of hatred then came
Divide them by their colors their mandate
Pigmentation now wears the garment of discrimination
Paradise lost, hell is embraced.

Now we hate those we have not known
Struggling to love those who do not look like us
Beautiful colors, now robes of racial condemnation
Black or white the blood is the same in the veins.

I have seen black vagabonds
I have known white fools
The problem is not caused by the color on their skin
The devil is in the madness of men’s hearts.

Black, white, red or yellow
Your tears will always run down your cheeks
The devil is not in the color of the skin
It’s in pride and prejudice.

We all breath the same air
Sorrow and joy we all jointly experience
At death all colors rot
One doesn’t stink better than the other.

Cast out the devil of hateful pigmentation
An undesirable guest sharing Greek gifts
We are stronger together this I know
Let’s make the whole earth great again.
SELAH.

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Bye for now.


10 Comments

Obehioye · March 16, 2019 at 5:24 am

We are the image of God no matter the Color, tribe or religion. HE loves us all

    Ovyay · March 16, 2019 at 5:27 am

    Amen. You have spoken well Ob5😀😀😀

Bunmi · March 16, 2019 at 6:33 am

I agree with you Sir.We are one,created by one God. No matter our religion,colour or tribe.

    Ovyay · March 16, 2019 at 6:35 am

    Iya toooooo. You are on point

Kunle Folorunso · March 16, 2019 at 7:41 am

This is common, generic and part of our daily lives. It will not disappear, we just have to be ourselves and develop a coping mechanism.

    Ovyay · March 16, 2019 at 7:53 am

    I know you are speaking from experiences gathered from your local and international exposure. Coping mechanism is also part of what we must apply. Great comment Pst Mode.

KG · March 16, 2019 at 7:47 am

1Tim 1:5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:

Where there is love, there is no discrimination

    Ovyay · March 16, 2019 at 7:54 am

    Yessss and Amen

Idemudia Godspower · March 16, 2019 at 7:22 pm

One of the Vissicitudes of life in Africa. May God deliver us from this self imposed ignorance. Great one sir

    Ovyay · March 16, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    Thanks so much Bishop

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