Aufie Zophy

Gold Star - 21,271 Points (18 October 1964)

Y// Equity - Poem by Aufie Zophy

I loved the spouting coconut
It got a special place
I loved the casuarina shoot
It got a special place

The coconut and casuarina shoot
Shared a common garden
The sunlight shone for both
And so did nourishing rain

One grew a thousand leaves
Tiny needle shaped and small akin
One grew a few giant leaves
Majestically waving in the wind

Phenomenal beauty of the casuarina
Its oxygen was shared for free
In perfect harmony with the loveliness
Of the superb amazing coconut tree.

So different, my two cherished trees
And yet loved by God so much the same.
A fully fulfilled potential each
‘cause someone cared, each in a special place

The huge diversity of each of us
Is to be celebrated in every way
But all deserve the care and rights
To reach their full potential day by day

So let's give to all children dear
equal space and 'light' and 'rain'
full potential for each to achieve
Diverse, but how we all would gain!

Topic(s) of this poem: equality

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Just was invited to write something on equality.
Got some inspiration from the morning sun giving
me an equally fantastic view on two trees, so different
and yet so equal
Isn't it in our human world like that as well.
If all would get equal space and 'light' and 'rain'
we would all rise to our full potential.

Comments about Y// Equity by Aufie Zophy

  • Edward Kofi Louis (2/16/2016 7:16:00 AM)

    Phenomenal beauty! With the muse of the coconut. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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  • (1/31/2016 5:51:00 AM)

    the hypothetical idea is put forward with nice words, but we have the variations as the swords to cut off our opportunities in every field and country..Thank you for sharing.. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 29, 2016

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