I have recently met the writer of this Beautiful Poem that I have had in my collection of treasures for many, many years.
Elizabeth wrote this poem when she was only 14. I didn’t know who the author was when I first posted it in my blog. Since emailing with Liz I have found out that this poem has had words changed and basically changed it.
In honor of this Poem I hold so dear to my heart I would like to post the Original poem.
I’m special! In all the world there’s nobody like me.
Since the beginning of time there has never been another person like me. Nobody has my smile. nobody has my eyes, nose, my hair, my hands, my voice.
– I’m Special.
No one can be found who has my handwriting. Nobody anywhere has my tastes for food, clothing, music or art: no one sees things just as I do. In all of time there’s been no one who laughs like me,
no one who cries like me, and what makes me laugh and cry will never produce indentical laughter and tears from anybody else.
I’m the only one in all creation that has my sense of abilities. Oh. there will always be somebody who is better at one of the things I’m good at.
But no one in the universe can reach the quality
Of my combination of talents, ideas, abilities and feelings.
Like a room full of musical instruments, some may excell alone but none can match the symphony sound when all are played together.
I’m a symphony
Through all of eternity no one will ever look. Talk. Walk. Think or do like me.
I’m special-I’m rare…like hand blown glass
or a great master’s painting.
And in all rarity there is great value.
Because of my great value I need not attempt to imitate others
I will accept-yes. Celebrate my differences.
I’m special and I’m beginning to realize it’s no accident that I’m special.
I’m beginning to see that God made me special for a purpose.
He must have a job for me that no one else can do as well as I. Out of all the billions of applicants only one is qualified. Only one has the right combination of what it takes.
That one is me.
Written by: Elizabeth Anne Richards Schurg/Copyright 1990