You said she was big
And looked like a man
That there was something
Wrong with her
And that when she danced alone
With her tiara
People felt sorry for her

But I feel sorry
For people whose lives
Are so empty
That they fill them
With speculation
And pity

You said
She’s mentally retarded
That she didn’t fit in
And that she shouldn’t have been there
She sounds spectacular to me
And I would be her friend
I think she’s courageous

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