Personal Dragons

Once upon a time, long, long ago, there lived a mighty king. His kingdom was protected by an army of brave knights. Sir Strong, had great strength. Sir Smart had incredible intelligence and Sir Brave had unsurpassed bravery. Each and every knight seemed to possess a unique talent. These knights were favored by the king. There was also another group of knights. These knights were not as big, or as strong, or as brave as the other knights. The favored knights looked down on them and teased them. They called them “special,” but not because they admired their uniqueness.

Kids Who Are Different

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,

And noses that go on for days….

Here’s to the kids who are different,

The kids they call crazy or dumb,

The kids who don’t fit in,

with the guts and the grit,

Who dance to the beat of a different drum….

Here’s to the kids who are different,

The kids with the mischievous streak,

For when they have grown,

as history’s shown,

Its their difference that makes them unique.

Digby Wolfe