From Hayleah Knisley comes a poem that celebrates the way people are all different, yet also the same. "In a world where everyone is different/Is where I wanna live"--I like that! Hayleah is an eighth-grade student at Fairport Harding Middle School, Fairport Harbor, Ohio. Thanks, Hayleah, for sending in your poem.
BY HAYLEAH KNISLEY
Just because were differentWe shouldn’t be killed
Just because of skinOr hair or eye color
You will call me different
Just because you want to
Maybe I wanna be differentAnd not just like you
A clone or an exact copy
Because if everyone was the sameThe world would be boring
Like Hitler and the Aryan raceEveryone should have a place
In a world where everyone is differentIs where I wanna live
Where there is a variety and colorNot just a big mass of gray
So what if we have brown eyesOr black hair?
Doesn’t mean we are differentBecause in reality
We are all the same