Catherine Hicks sent us a poem her son, Sam, had written when he was in the 8th grade. It’s amazing the difference a few years can make.

“He is now a thriving college freshman. Mac from New York helped me, as a mother, let Sam leave the nest.”

By Sam Hicks

I am different.
I wonder why I am this way.
I hear people asking me why I look this way.
I see people looking at me anywhere I go.
I want to be normal.

I am different.
I pretend to be normal.
I feel enraged inside.
I worry about who I am going to be like.
I cry when I think about it too much.

I am different.
I understand why I am different.
I say I’m fine when I’m not.
I dream about being normal.
I try to be like everybody else.
I hope they find a cure.
I am different.

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5 comments on “I AM”

  1. 1
    Shirley on February 15, 2017

    You are made in the image of God.. perfect.

  2. 2
    Mary Davis on February 15, 2017

    You Rock! 🙂

  3. 3
    Leni on February 16, 2017

    You are an Amazing young man! Well liked and loved by your peers and parents of your community! You are an amazing athlete and can do anything you put your mind to. You Rock Kifdo!!!

  4. 4
    Susan on February 17, 2017

    Your not different. Yes we all look a little different buy we are the same

  5. 5
    Mary K Richter on February 18, 2017

    Only you can define who you are. No condition determines the type of person you are. Make that definition strong, courageous and proud as only you are you.

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