I am a proud Hufflepuff. I hate when people say it’s a sissy house or the lamest or the least interesting. I wrote a poem dedicated to my Potter house.
Where does your spirit belong in the castle?
Should you be the ambitious, charming, deadly snake,
the bold, daring yet reckless, golden griffin,
or the astute, studious, and competitive raven?
Or perhaps the diligent, loyal underestimated badger?
Loyal and protective of loved ones
jumping in to defend them from predators
ready to bleed, fight tooth and nail.
Grounded in your ideology
feet unmovable in the soil
of your morals and believes, tenacious
Steadfast and strong as the oak tree.
Patient in studies and with people
like a mother with a newborn babe
lending a compassionate ear to friends
trudging on through the most monotonous work.
Unafraid to toil and become dirty
Willing to shed blood, sweat, and tears
whether it be into the soil of the earth
or onto the pages of a book.
Willing to embrace all living creatures
forget the purity of blood in their veins
always spreading open arms to all
providing a kind smile and a genuine hello.
Violence and manipulation is not their way
even with squabbles with other Houses
fair play and tolerance still come into play
quarrels do not make way for immorality.
In many other ways just like the badger
may seem small and harmless at first sight
but assertive and protective when need arises
prepared to slice claws and quite fearless.
Like a badger full of modesty and privacy
usually hiding in the burrow
of the Common room or classwork like the badger
until needed, stepping out into the deserved sunlight.
Like the badger ready to dig
into the earth of the greenhouses
into the field of study and practice
into the hard yet necessary truth as per morals.
Deemed dull due to modesty and fair play
cowardly due to being grounded and kind
talent-less due to an acceptance of all individuals
all positivity twisted into negativity out of misunderstanding.
The badger is the wisest choice of the Sorting Hat
the most morals and most sets of welcoming arms
least production of cruel, twisted wizards and witches
the least negative, if least exciting, reputation and drama.