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Please don't stare

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DBeth
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0 posted 09-12-99 02:22 AM       View Profile for DBeth   Email DBeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for DBeth


The lady in the wheelchair
Sits silently alone.
People walk by staring
They think she doesn't know.
Her mind is not afflicted
It's her legs that do not work.
Mobility is restricted
Her legs will sometimes jerk.
So do not be affraid to ask
Why she is in that chair.
She would gladly tell you
why
She just wishes you wouldn't stare.


This is for my mom Loyce.

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Dumblon
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1 posted 09-12-99 10:30 AM       View Profile for Dumblon   Email Dumblon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Dumblon's Home Page   View IP for Dumblon

this one is good. interesting that when I worked at a bus company for the handicapped, this is how many of my customers felt. it is hard to change people's habits, but it should begin at the home.
poetFemmeFatale
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2 posted 09-12-99 10:34 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Fabulous message you have here ! Very nice poem too! You're right, we are all guilty of looking at eachother through critical eyes....you're right for writing this for your mom in her defense - BRAVO !

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I beckon you to come...I lure you with my tongue... - poet FemmeFatale


hoot_owl_rn
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Wonderfully done and what a message you present here. Amazing how people can be so cruel.
Poet deVine
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Wonderfully written message! Children have the right idea when it comes to this type of situation. They ask! We hush them so as not to offend anyone, but how much wiser to just ask! (I'm sure your mom is proud of you for this poem!)
U K Hero
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good read, I hope it was not to painfull to write. But I'm glad You did
Denise
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Very well done DBeth. My best to you and your mom. My neighbor out back is also in a wheelchair. She was shot in the back by her ex. Very sad. But she is pleasant and cheerful and grateful to be alive. She is one of the nicest people that I have ever met! Again, well done and God bless you and your mom!

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DBeth
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7 posted 09-13-99 10:03 AM       View Profile for DBeth   Email DBeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for DBeth

Thanks for all the comments, GREATLY appreciated!The world would be a much nicer place if everyone could overlook peoples handicaps.
we all have'em.It seems children are the only ones that don't have a problem with it.Getting pleasure from someone else's pain is so cruel.They don't choose to be in that situation.As for me,I look at them no different.They have feelings just like everyone else. Thanks again for the wonderful comments!

DBeth

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Seymour Tabin
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DBeth,
Nice message good poem.
DBeth
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9 posted 09-13-99 10:42 AM       View Profile for DBeth   Email DBeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for DBeth

Thank you seymour!Appreciate your comment.


HUGS
DBeth

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