I don't like the word Diversity

all it means now is

someone is not allowed to speak

because they are not

the right color

the right sex

the right race

the right minority

diversity now means silence


no one can have a different opinion

if so they are shouted down

and barred from speaking

as strange as that sounds

it is what is going on today

on our campuses and in our public square

there can be no difference of opinion

no diversity of thought


I liked it as it was before

when we were not diverse

but spoke freely

united in our commonality

as free-thinking people.



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Sun 29th Nov 2020 21:34

My only point with this poem was
that so-called "Diversity"
does not allow for different opinions
in today's "WOKE" culture.
You either say the right words or think the right thoughts
or you get Doxed or Fired or Looted.
How is that Diverse?

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Brian Maryon

Sun 29th Nov 2020 19:33

As always it seems that whilst it was right to let the pendulum swing it has now swung perhaps too far in the other direction. I am hopeful it wiill settle back to a correct position.

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Greg Freeman

Sun 29th Nov 2020 18:52

Well, I do like the word 'diversity', and all that it implies for me. Which doesn't means stopping some people speaking. But does mean listening to voices that we didn't hear before. Which makes all our lives richer, n'est-ce pas?

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Paul Sayer

Sun 29th Nov 2020 18:24

That old saying "You can please some of the people some of the time... etc.

Me... I just please myself!

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Aviva Rifka Bhandari

Sun 29th Nov 2020 17:43

But wasn't there a time before diversity
when there was only one right colour
only one right sex
only one right race
and to any in a minority
before diversity, met violence.

The diverse opinion used to be shouted down
barred from speaking (and pretty much everything else too)
it is what happened
on campuses and public squares and streets and shops and schools
and pretty much everywhere, actually.
No diversity taught.

I like it if those who used to have power before
who got to speak freely and felt united
have to think again.
It is fine by me if there is more than one tune playing
It is fine by me if there is more than one race running
I don't mind at all if there is more than one voice speaking
I don't mind at all if pleasing everyone is finally important.

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Paul Sayer

Sun 29th Nov 2020 15:58

Great comment M.C.

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M.C. Newberry

Sun 29th Nov 2020 15:56

It's always worth shaking the branches of a tree to see what fruit it
offers is worth consuming. But, all too often, it seems that -
The diversity tree
Has no fruit that's free.
It comes at a cost
Termed "partiality".

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Paul Sayer

Sun 29th Nov 2020 12:52

One would hope that poets would disregard this shame

But sadly many don't passing the blame

Diversity does not fit with the new agenda

Like that old 'Blue Mink' song, chuck us all in a blender.

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Paul Sayer

Sun 29th Nov 2020 12:47

d. those days are sadly now confined to history.

We are not allowed to have any opinions that differ from 'the party line'

Rest assured its all by design.


Sun 29th Nov 2020 12:44

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