Why are some of us born disabled? Is it fair to them? Do the blind, the mute, the cripple……. all of them have a place in our society? Oh, I have a thousand and one question to ask God! But mine is only a small voice crying in the wilderness. Does anyone care?
Well, with this frame of mine, I wrote the poem below. May it speak to your heart!
When you look me,
I’m just like any other person;
Only when you speak to me,
You’ll then find the difference!
With soundless ears and wordless voice,
I learn to cope with these impairments!
Who can I blame for my predicament:
The Almighty God or my loving parents?
Why am I given these impediments,
When others are free and wholesome?
In this lonely and silent world of mine,
I learn to accept and persevere!
This burden I’ll have to bear,
And overcome it with many a tear!
I enjoy the beauty that surrounds me,
And appreciate the kindness in actions and signs;
I can see and feel deeply,
Beyond each action and word;
I can only share with those,
Whose wavelength is in tune with mine!
The reason for people with disabilities exist,
Is for others to learn and practise:
Contentment, empathy, love and generosity;
That their lives will be wholesome,
And live in fulfilment!