The Island of Misfit Toys allows us to imagine that maybe our flaws are actually just uniqueness misunderstood.
Band aids and boo boos not kissed
Toys with no owners that won’t be missed
Definitely not on anyone’s Christmas lists!
How could you not be happy
With a dolly for Sue
A scooter for Jimmy
A pink fire truck too?
Maybe I’d understand if it was
An airplane that can’t fly or
A boat that can’t stay afloat
Now, that’s just a cruel joke!
Do what you are for, they say. But —
What if you don’t know how to be that way?
Nothing is quite right with things like
A water pistol that squirts jelly or a winged bear
Too different, types that get a good long stare
Lonely and without friends
You’ve become the spotted elephant
No one wants to play with you
You’ve tried to change but you know it’s true
We all have been on the Island of Misfit toys!
We have all felt like this at some point too!