LETTER: Sixth Grader Pens Original Poem On Diversity

Below is a poem submitted by the parents of Julia Matz, a Cameron Middle school sixth grader. She wrote the the poem in her ELA class with teacher Carolyn Wynn and student teacher Karley Newton, from Framingham State University.

The poem is called diversity.

“We thought worthy of sharing with the community, given current events and increased polarization throughout the Town, State, Country, World, etc…  It is additionally relevant as both Easter and Passover are upon us, with themes of peace, freedom, and yes, DIVERSITY running throughout,” said parents Sam & Marianne Matz


By Julia Matz

Diversity is the two sides,

Of a bobby pin.
One side bumpy,
The other smooth.
If only the world,
Would come to peace.
Like a simple bobby pin,
Together as one.

Diversity is water and oil,

Refusing to combine.
But mix properly,
And they do.
Just like the world,
And the people in it.
Sometimes all they need,
Is a friendly little push.

Diversity is velcro,

Two different sides.
Simply push them together,
They stick.
Velcro is like glue,
Sides joining together.
Diversity is the glue,
It keeps the world together.

Diversity is a paper heart,

Two curvy sides.
They’re barely even,
Not so ‘heart-like’.
Never twins,
Not always sisters.
But they are connected,
That‘s what really matters.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: editor@FraminghamSource.com Phone: 508-315-7176

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