School: Peterhead (entered independently)
How many colours in the rainbow?
One colour? Two colours? No.
Hundreds of shades, each unique from another.
How many identical people? Brother to sister, sister to brother.
None. It’s in the eyes, the cheeks, the noses, the lips.
The ‘imperfect’ bumps, the ‘ugly’ dips.
Why shame a soul for not fitting your view
Of how they ‘should’ appear? There must be a queue
Of faces, bodies, arms and legs
Filling the barrel, down to the dregs
That don’t look like your perfect self, your ‘goal’.
But it’s our hearts that make differences, our mind and our soul
And it’s our personalities that really matter. Do you feel perfect? No.
Do I? No. Does anyone, in fact? No.
Because the world wants us to be identical. The same.
But what if we don’t want to be perfect? We came
To this earth the way we are to make a difference, a mark.
So if you want to make a change, be bold, be the spark.
Be yourself, no one else,
Be unique. Be diverse.