I’m Glad I’m Me

By Phil Bolsta Phil Bolsta
I don’t understand why everyone stares
When I take off my clothes and dance down the stairs.
Or when I stick carrots in both of my ears,
Then dye my hair green and go shopping at Sears.
I just love to dress up and do goofy things.
If I were an angel, I’d tie-dye my wings!

Why can’t folks accept me the way that I am?
So what if I’m different and don’t act like them?
I’m not going to change and be someone I’m not.
I like who I am, and I’m all that I’ve got.

Phil Bolsta, “I’m Glad I’m Me” from Kids Pick the Funniest Poems, edited by Bruce Lansky (Minnetonka, Minn.: Meadowbrook Press, 1991). Copyright © 1991 by Phil Bolsta. Reprinted with the permission of the author.

Source: Kids Pick the Funniest Poems (1991)

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Subjects Living, Youth, Relationships, Home Life, Arts & Sciences, Humor & Satire

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