Difference in Me


By Sol James Hernon IV


As I look around
I have noticed a single thing
That I have found
Not so many look at me with
Hate
Distaste

Fear

Or Sympathy

I looked at myself and thought

'Why?

What's so different?'

I sit there, Confused

Then I think how I treat others

I am no longer a being of

Hate

Distaste

Fear

Sympathy

Heartlessness

Uncaring

Burning Misery

Despite

Coldness

Rage

Damage

Or Solitude

People actually regard me

With Respect

People not of my family

Tell me they love me, daily

People actually call me their friend

Not with hesitance,

But with pride

People actually come to me

For advice, for help, for confidence

If you ask me who

I wouldn't tell

Because I respect them

Even love some

As I look at this

I feel sorry for those

Who told me

Not to changeā€¦

For anyone!

Because every time

I meet these people

I change a little more

I become more happy

I become more caring

I become more loving

I become more of the person

I want to be

And for that

I am

Thankful