All I Ask of You

by Sam Rozenberg aged 14

People believe that you are different,
If you aren’t the stereotypical woman or man.
Woman have to be shorter than their husband,
And have to make sure dinner is cooked when the man comes home.
The man, he has to be tough and tall.
He has to protect the woman and provide for his kids.

Then the list continues of different things.
You are counted as “weird” if you are Asian, African American, Jewish, etc.
You are counted weird if you’re not perfect.
In my eyes, we are all the same.
This isn’t 1950 anymore.
The stereotypes need to go away.

In my hazelish eyes,
I believe we are all beautiful and the same.
I don’t care who or what you are.
We are all the same.

I don’t care how you define yourself.
No matter what, I accept you.
We are all the same.

I don’t care if you are short or tall.
I don’t care if you’re white, black, or tan.
Honestly, I love that you’re so-called “different.”
It means, I can make unique friends,
Friends who aren’t afraid of being confident in themselves.

I am willing to be friends with anybody who will do one simple task;
Just accept me for who I am.
That’s all I ask of you.

The Poetry Zone

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