Part of the problem with the word ‘disabilities’ is that it immediately suggests an inability to see or hear or walk or do other things that many of us take for granted. But what of people who can’t feel? Or talk about their feelings? Or manage their feelings in constructive ways? What of people who aren’t able to form close and strong relationships? And people who cannot find fulfillment in their lives, or those who have lost hope, who live in disappointment and bitterness and find in life no joy, no love? These, it seems to me, are the real disabilities. @mr.rogers
I could not see…had I not been standing on your shoulders.
I could not bear witness…had you not turned on your nightlight.
I could do no good…had harm of poverty taken it’s occasional piece from my hand.
I could not play victim…had you not shown me undiscovered empathy.
There has been change to the crippling coup.
Nothing the matter…that history will not make do.
A bed of thorns covered in self-righteous indignation…
Will always be this ink singer’s destination.
I will be proud of the stumbles that mark my path…for you I can do no less.
I will stand with curved spine…for you have made my madness refined.
I will purpose no other route to take…for you will supply much-needed breaks.
I will intend my will upon grimy pace…for you a saving grace.
Outside looking in
Clearly I cannot forget the tips of your tears falling
your..calling…of my name.
Or, black satin draped windows…
claiming love’s soul.
Years have collected
clarity has cast perspective.
Did I disable you?
But still the night scares take you
It’s easy enough to let shoes drop…
where they may.
pink and blue
The devil had taken your dues.
Every tide that becomes the ocean
Every leaf on every fallen tree
no deeper than…
every fleeting glance,
what of destiny?
we look back?
with fist full of shortcomings
my love for you will stand tall.
In everyone of our love’s season
whatever the deep need of your demons
I vow to be your voice of reason.
has not been
Everyday, get back up and do what you used to do!
Everyday, get back up and be the way you used to be!