I’m not alien,
I’m just different.
Don’t you hear nature’s comment?
“Variety is complement”.
I might have different tongue.
It doesn’t mean I am dung.
Like you, I’ve a life.
Live let’s live.
Like the rose and the bee,
We can together be.
The tongue and the teeth fight,
Yet their difference they put to flight.
Observe the beauty of the rainbow:
Different colours adding style to the bow.
Like them, we can live and work;
Together, building a better world.
But you! You keep calling me names,
And on that wants me maimed.
Can’t you see?
I’m not alien, I’m just different.
Author: Dominic Ayegba Okoliko
Dominic is a nascent Nigerian writer with interests in poem, prose and essays. His other literary works are on this site as well as on Afreecan Read, Medium, Pulse.ng, Poemhunters, myNews24.com, and workspayce.ng. When he’s not writing, Dominic engages in humanitarian cause and works with Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Centre in Abakaliki.