“You’re different, aren’t you?” curiosity in a voice.

If you only knew we answer inwardly.

“Why do you have to be so different from other kids?”

Why do you have to be like everybody else we wonder.

“Can’t you be like your sister? Why are you so different?”

Maybe because we are not her?

Then, “You’re a different type of teacher! Cool!”

And we think you are one cool kid!

“You have different ideas about how you see things.”

You’re smiling so we hope that’s good.

Different doesn’t have to be bad.

Different puts a twist on things.

Different means you are you and unique.

Different means great things are in store!

Different means we open our minds and embrace all–

not hate and fear the differences.

WE are glad we are different

and that those we love are too.

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