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Poem: Disability Reality

Disability Reality

By David Andre Davison


While seated on the park bench,

I watch the children play.

They chase each other round a tree,

their energy lasts all day.


I remember those times,

when I was just a lad,

I played games with my friends,

and tossed the ball with Dad.


For hours I could go on,

never tiring or needing to rest.

Now I’m destined to hobble around,

my patience put to the test.


My knee is badly damaged,

my spine is badly worn.

Relying on a cane to walk,

I face reality every morn.


At least in my dreams,

is my chance to be free.

For I can run and play,

and climb the highest tree.


We all face challenges,

as our bodies begin to fail.

Canes, and walkers become part of life,

the stairs require a rail.


Instead of dwelling on the things,

I can no longer engage.

It’s time to use my mind,

for it dwells outside my cage.





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6 comments on “Poem: Disability Reality

  1. Haveloch says:

    what does it appear to be about my reality, in a chair, “Are we?”


    1. Haveloch:

      It is my hope that this may apply to anyone who finds they can no engage in the same physical activity they once did. I use a cane.

      Thanks for the post.


      Liked by 1 person

  2. Bobbie says:

    Very descriptive article, I liked that a lot.

    Will there be a part 2?


    1. Bobbie:

      Thank you for responding. I write on a variety of topics, but disability is one near and dear to my heart.

      Currently, I have been experimenting with Japanese Tanka Poetry. I will write one on disability for my next post. God Bless!



  3. “Thanks for one’s marvelous posting! I _genuinely enjoyed”


    1. Colleen:

      Thank you for taking the time to comment on my poem. I am pleased to know you enjoyed this posting!

      God Bless!



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