A Perfect Pair
by Kerry Gittins
If I could change who would I be?
Should I change from being me?
After all it’s who I am but,
should I change me if I can?
Should I change from being brave
when fighting dragons known as Dave?
Should I not climb up the wall
to save old Humpty from his fall?
Should I change from being bold
and fighting pirates for their gold?
Should I not search for the chest
beneath the spot that’s marked with ‘X’?
Would I change the me whose friend
is different, just because of them?
The ones who say, ‘She’s not like you.
Her skin’s not right. Her hair’s strange too.’
The ones who think their way is right.
The ones whose words are full of spite.
Who say if I don’t act like them
I cannot ever be their friend.
But I’m not sure I want to be
a friend to those who laugh at me.
The ones who look and call me names,
and let me sometimes play their games.
And when I play I feel so small,
because they choose me last of all.
The names they call me when I try
really hurt. They make me cry.
It’s then I see my friend is brave.
She’ll fight the dragon known as Dave.
I understand she’s kind and free,
and doesn’t care. She’ll sail with me!
My friend loves me for who I am.
She does not judge. She says we can
be who we are and that is fine.
Together we are just sublime!
I will not change. I don’t need them.
I’ll be okay. I have my friend.
She might not dress or look the same,
but she would never call me names.
She is her. I am me.
We’re different but the same you see.
We’ll stick together, just like glue.
We make a perfect pair we two.