What is most important to me
Is acceptance of everyone we see.
Black, white, Asian and all
My desire is diversity.
For the girl with skin the color of earth
To view the media and know her worth
To see women her color in beauty ads
And never need to search and search.
For the young boy whose skin is brown
To hold his head high, and never frown.
Because so many fear his religion
They mock and jeer when he is around.
For the teenage girl whose hips are wide
To wear the clothes she wants to with pride
To ignore the slim models who caused her shame
And know her body is nothing to hide.
For the boy struggling to find himself
To know his family is there to help,
That all they want for him is love
And whoever he chooses, they will accept.
Change may be a slow occurrence
But everyone can make a difference
With kindness and the golden rule
I hope that all will gain acceptance.