Friday, November 29, 2013

Born to be different

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By Yohanes Manhitu

I prefer not to have any copy of myself
because I love to be the only masterpiece.
All men should never be the same on earth
in order that this life will look colourful.

Looks can be similar, but not minds.
Absolute similarity is indeed a poison.
It’ll bear false sameness and kill beauty.
Feeble men will suffer long confusion.

Life has been so beautifully designed
by the Creator to be full of surprises.
Look, butterflies are beautiful indeed
because they are evidently different.

Everybody is totally unique of himself.
His uniqueness contributes a colour
coming to the gathering of all colours –
the ones working to beautify the world.

Should I be afraid of being different?
No, why should I? And, how can I?
There is no need to create a difference
because all men have been different.

Yogyakarta, 11 July 2003

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