Did you ever hear a flower complain,
From in its flower bed?
Do yellow daisies want to change
Into some poppies red?
And does the field mouse in the field
Complain that it is small -
And do giraffes show off with pride
Because they’re very tall?
Do horses wish that they were lions?
Do worms wish they were bees?
Perhaps the ants are jealous that
They can’t jump high like fleas.
So we human beings should rejoice
For how we look and speak,
For each and every one of us
Had qualities unique.
The things which matter most of all
Are not shown on our skin,
It’s not the language that we speak,
But the heart that lies within.
How dull the world would seem to be
If each flower were the same
And if we all looked much alike -
Oh! What a dreadful shame!
Now think of all the ones you love:
They’re surely not the same.
Write down the things you really like
Beneath each of their names.
Be thankful for our differences -
The identity we hold.
It’s these which makes us valuable –
More valuable than gold.
Copyright on all my poems