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Reflective/Discussion Poems

for Secondary Schools

By Josie Whitehead

Basketball Player on Wheenchair


By Josie Whitehead

You're Somebody Special

You're somebody special

     And I'm special too.
It’s lovely to meet you.  

     Well, how do you do?

Now, search out those talents

     And make yourself known.
Please don’t go through life

     As a person unknown.

Don’t hide in that corner.  

     Come into the light. 
Show the side of your person

     That’s shining and bright.

Speak clearly and surely!  

     Throw your voice out with pride.
You've a lot going for you.

      Take the world in your stride.


Don’t listen to those

     Who are hurtful and mean:
They’re not the good folk 

     That you’ll want on YOUR scene.

Make friends with the people

     Who’ll show you respect. 
There are many of those

     Who you’ll know, I expect.

Look the world in the face,

     Put on a sweet smile 
And the things you’ll achieve

     Will be very worthwhile.

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