Level Two. Similar but not the same.

Level Two – Similar but not the same.

By Michelle Lloyd.


Fitting in was fine for some to do,

you could learn all about who knew who.

When you got down to the when to do what,

you found you had friends and the info about an awful lot.

Being the same seemed important forĀ Curtis to learn,

all of a sudden friends seemed kind and not so stern.

If you were the same then you could play all types of ball,

and friends would then choose you to call.

This is how Curtis felt he should behave with his found friends in class,

he chose to do what they did and this was how many of his hobbies came to pass.

Curtis would be eager to do what his friends did and stay quiet about what he could do,

hardly ever did he show even a part of what he knew.

Quiet he would be when others had the occasion to do a task,

silently he would keep his ideas to himself and never a question did he ask.

It seemed better to him to blend into the crowd,

but for poor Curtis all this did was meanĀ he lived life under a shroud.

It was when on an outing the teacher asked for a volunteer,

that for some peculiar reason Curtis felt there was nothing to fear.

Instead of remaining the person on which his friends would rely on as to act the fool,

Curtis spoke up and suddenly he became the go to for knowledge at his school.

No longer the chap who kept quiet to avoid being thought of as odd,

students started to know him for his talents and would acknowledge him with a nod.

Curtis could be the joker and the giver of laughs for his friends,

but he did not feel that he had to be the same to make amends.

Being similar but not the same meant so much more he could do,

because Curtis stood out and shone in his own right because of what he knew.