RAINBOW of HOPES
Surrounded by magnificent pine, palm and tropical trees
The pristine emerald rainforest,
A place where the wildlife is greeting me every day on my doorstep:
The chirping of the rare hornbill birds would wake me in the morning
The hissing of the monitor lizard would greet me at the day,
the jumping and squeaking of the monkeys would accompany my afternoon tea….
Well, maybe it was just land that only exist in your dream
but it is a real place we called home now
Somewhere out there in Borneo land,
Where children from every color gather from every land
Around me, they bring their own beauty
Unify their uniqueness of diversity
Brings beauty out of their differences
Just like the rainbow that always emerges here after the rain. .
Then when I look into the rainbow in the sky,
I see the promise to the entire children in this land,
A promise of the best day in their life…
A hope that the day will come when all children will be nurtured
and be able to be who they are
with no barrier of prejudice, discrimination, poverty or war.
One day, when I look into the rainbow in the sky,
And see how its colors are so bright,
It reminds me to do what is right,
To be the children’s guide to celebrate
the different colors they bring into the world…
To learn about and value one another’s diversity
To preserve the rainbow of hopes in every children’s heart forever…
A poem by Evita Kartikasari
PS: I would like to express my gratitude to my mentor this week Professor Dr. Davenna Willliams, NBCT for the positive feedback and guidance for my writing. I also would like to give thanks to my colleagues: Lisa Martin, Nyiedium Ifiok-Ufot and Shelda Millien for their priceless sharing of their life, their knowledge and support that keep on enriching me in so many ways.