comfort words

Here’s to the kids who are different;

the kids who don’t always get A’s

the kids who have ears

twice the size of their

peers’, or noses that go

on for days.

Here’s to the kids who

are different, the kids

who are just out of step,

the kids they all tease,

who have cuts on their knees

and whose sneakers

are constantly wet.

Here’s to the kids who are different, the kids

with a mischievous streak,

for when they have grown,

as history has shown,

it’s their difference

that makes them unique.

 

-Digby Wolfe, For the Goldie Hawn TV Special, 1978

 

Words are beautifully powerful.

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