Being Different Doesn't Anger Me: Why Does it Bother You?
Your Words Will Never Change Me, Just Hurt Me
You say I am slow, I say my brain is bigger than most, so I take a little longer to process it
You say I am good for nothing, I say I am good for anything, when people let me
You say I am dumb, I say I am a genius, I can get through life just like you, but I choose to be happy
You say I am a freak, I say I am unique and one of a kind, when you look past the cover
You say I am stupid, I say I have to be smart enough to love and smile, even when ignorance causes so much pain
You say I am ugly, I say I am a beautiful to those who matter, and your not one of them
You say you are stronger, I say How?, You do not scare me but I terrify you
You say you have more, I say What?, I have peace but you are not that happy
You say I should be in a straight jacket, I say that would be fun, watch out Houdini.
I am different, I am special, I am me, Who are You?
I speak my mind with no harm meant, You speak yours intending to hurt
I dress to please me, You waste time trying to please others
I work hard everyday to stay alive, You work hard to be better than me
I laugh with you, You laugh at me, I still laugh cause the jokes are funny, but hurt later
I am different but so are you, Just ask me
I was Born this Way, What's Your Excuse?
I was born to teach, born to love, born to live
I was handpicked to be different
I was given a heart of gold and a love that will live on
I was given challenges that only the strongest can conquer
I was given a chance to make a difference and I do
I was worthy enough to be loved by God
I didn't pick my differences, but I learned to cherish them
I do not have defects, I have personality
I didn't ask to be me, I was blessed to be me
You weren't born to be mean, but you are
You weren't born to feel bad for me, and you don't
You weren't born to help me, because you couldn't
You weren't born to judge me, but you will
You weren't born to leave me, but you couldn't handle different
I won't ask for you to understand, because I don't need your approval
I won't let your words bring me down, because down is where you are
I won't judge you, because I do not know you
I won't be unhappy, because you expect me to be
I won't be mean, because I know how it feels
I could use the way I was born as an excuse, but what do I need to be excused for. Being Me?
I was born this way! What was your excuse again?
Different is Something to Cherish
Cherish yourself whomever you are
Be that person who wheres two colored socks because you want to
Be that person who like art on your body
Be that person who speaks slow and loves fast
Be that person who beats to the sound of your own drum
Be that person who is happy no matter what others think
Be that person who others don't get
Be that person who takes the time to actually stop and smell the flowers
Cherish those who like you for you
Cherish those moments that others do not
Cherish laughter even if your the only one laughing
Cherish life even if yours might not be suitable for others
Cherish being different
If God intended for everyone to be the same than we would be
If God had made me the same as you than you wouldn't be you
If God had made you the same as me, would you be you or would you be me.
If God had meant for me to be any different than I am than he would have
God made us different because we can all learn from each other
I learn from you and hope that you will someday you will learn something from me
I may not be able to teach you something in a book
I may not be able to teach you how to fix something
I may not be able to teach you art or music
I may not be able to teach you much of anything , except this...
I love who I am and I love being different, I love and hope the same as you,
I love my life with or without anyone's approval, I love everything about being alive
I love and prey for people, and I love and prey for you too
I am and always will be different than others but I hope to teach others to love and prey for even those who are different
I hope to teach others that love is what gets me through the day and love is what I want for you.
For each and every person who is misunderstood, or treated badly for being different, I respect you for being what God intended you to be
For each and every person who hurts out of ignorance, fear, or guilt, I prey for you to listen before you look, because you might just miss a true lesson in bravery, streangth and love from those who are different
© 2016 Renata Kell