I Once Met a Girl Named Soda by Breanna Lowman
I once knew a little girl whose name was Soda
I met her in China under a pagoda
And her friend wanted to be Coke but settled for Cola.
I met others with names like Lion and Tiger
Then there was Rock and there was Winter
And the many fruit names like Apple, Cherry, and Pear.
My friend was a preschool teacher
So, she heard names even more peculiar
Like Lego, Angry Bird, Jelly, and Spider
At first, I thought these names were strange
But these kids didn't know what could or couldn't be a name
And why should a name cause any shame?
So as tempting as it was to have them pick new names
I just let them be them and keep their names the same
Deciding not to snuff out their creative flames.
So sure, you can be Soda or Cola or Crane
or Stone or Sunshine or Rain.
And if you are a girl, you can be Kevin too.
Name yourself anything that is true of you.