Posted February 9, 2013 | General
Bee Diverse! ~ by Emily Szuter
For the first time, the baby bees fly out of their hiveLeaving their little sibling behindMost are black and yellowYet there’s one little fellowHe struggles to flyBut he just can’t riseFor his wings are too smallYet his brothers and sisters don’t fallTheir wings are full and strongHis are weak and look all wrongAll of his siblings realize he’s not thereThe other bees stop and stareThey treat him as if he’s just like themThey resemble rocks, and he, the gemInside and out, he may be the sameThere’s no cause, no doer, no reason for shameIt doesn’t matter what color, what shape, or what sizeRed hair, dark skin, tall, short, or gray eyesWhether you can’t walk, can’t talk, can’t hear, can’t seeYou’ll always be someone just like meTo “bee” interesting is to “bee” diverseIt’s not awful, it’s not a curseJust “bee” diverse!
Mikayla’s Voice Annual Poetry Contest at the Nazareth Area Middle School (NAMS) has marked its third year.
Based on the success of this program, Mikayla’s Voice plans to expand this activity into a regional program, to include poetry contests in middle schools across the entire Lehigh Valley, with an overall winner each year.