Not only is Haley Biane a young scientist, but she is also now a CCA volunteer and a writer. She shared this poem she wrote with CCA and we knew it belonged on our blog. Enjoy this stirring poem, and you can still help Haley with her research by taking this survey if you are a student.
By Haley Biane
Do you ever wonder what it’s like to walk in someone else’s shoes?
Live their day minute by minute and do everything they do?
I wonder what it’s like to be wealthy or to be poor,
To be just born or knocking at deaths door.
I wonder what it’s like to be a girl or a boy,
To have a facial abnormality and be ripped from your joy -
When you go to school or wherever you go
Please stop staring, and just say hello.
I wonder what it’s like to be laughed at and pointed to
To be made fun of and ridiculed for something you didn’t do.
We don’t have a choice of how we will look when we’re born
Whether we’ll have brown hair, blonde hair, or green eyes on our first morn.
You can’t help it if you’re born with
Or Cleft Lip
Just like you can’t help it if you have
Lots of hair
Or are light skinned
That’s how we are meant to be, it's how we are made,
We should all walk in the sunshine and not stand in the shade.
We need to open our eyes and see we are all the same
We all need love in our hearts, we are all playing the same game!
We all have feelings, we all hurt, and we all bleed
We need to hold each others' hands and help those who are in need.
Let’s not Judge
Let’s not hate
Let’s come together
Who we are, made with love
From God up above.
We must judge less
And choose to LOVE.