Uploaded on April 13, 2012 by enrike_12 Powered by YouTube
This is Enrique's and Rodrigue's poem for English 9 class.
This is a poem written from scratch which was written because we wanted to teach people that WE all wanted to feel accepted and that prejudice/judgement is not right.
Enjoy and thanks for watching!!
Music - A voice in Svay Pak
Humanity's greatest desire is to feel belonged and accepted
Though society sometimes interferes with those two wishes
Prejudices and first impressions are two things hated
Because of their power to exclude based on appearances
Though some don't understand that we're all different
Which causes them to make negative thoughts about others
The goal of this poem is not to get revenge on a victim's offender
But to make people realize that we all want to feel accepted no matter what, but now just shut up and listen cause we so-called-midgets are gonna teach you a lesson
Being short has never been fun
Not because I know I'm different, but because others haven't always accepted me
I don't know if you have ever realized this but calling somebody names because they're short won't help them at all
You're making their situation worse, like you just decided to break glass when it has already been broken
Don't you see, when we victims are laughed at because of our differences we feel like we just got shot in the knee, we feel like our whole body is just going to crumble to the ground
So listen to me, just because I'm short doesn't give you the right to offend me, I mean I could come up with a multitude of insults bout you being fat, dumb, or ugly.
Why would I want to be taller? When I can just accept myself?
For all you pretty-boys out there, it may be easy for you to get girls
But the negative side to that is that usually you're outer-self will only appeal to them-girls not your inner self
You say you are tall!
You say you are buff!
Just because you're bigger you decide to get drunk!
But sometimes I think you are dumb!
"You say I'm too short'
"You say I can't reach"
Whatever you say!
You see Spud Webb!?
I'll fly like him someday!
Call me short, call me small, or call me midget, I really don't care
The fact is it doesn't affect me anymore
No it doesn't
It affects you
I'm stronger than you think
Giving out insults to everybody gives you a reputation
A reputation that makes others want to stay away from you
Like you're some kind disease that causes infection
Oh yeah, one more thing I wanna mention
Don't ever call me a midget
Not because I hate it
But because it makes you look like a dimwit
I am not a midget like the characters you see on "little people big world."
These people have a genetic abnormality resulting in short stature
Having a height BELOW 4'10"
So, unless you need glasses
Or your iQ is the lowest in all of your classes
Then you can clearly tell that I'm no where near that limit
And still what gives the right to critique what God has created?
There is something called genetic diversity,
It's what makes each one of us unique,
Which is something none of us should critique
Thats all I have to say
You can think I'm short all you want
I really don't care
Its a fact
I can't deny that
But just don't call me a midget
How do you measure height?
"Our height should be measured from our heads to the heavens; not from the earth to our heads"
But I don't mind if you thinking that I'm short
Because It's who I am,
And like Taylor Mali said
If I got this
And I follow this
And if someone judges me based on how on I look
Then I give them this!
I accept myself for who I am
Now what about you?
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