They have power to rule their own world.

They have power to stand up for what they believe in.

They don't have to take orders from you.

They don't always like what you like.

They are special in their own way.

They can speak up.

No one should feel bad.

Does it make you any cooler to tease them?

Teasing makes me feel very ashamed.

Did they ever harm you?

How can you be heartless?

Teasing because their different?

How does it make you feel?

-- Alyssa E., seventh grade, Frontier Middle School, Hamburg