My handicap does not define me I am not a monster,
No need to be afraid of me
You do not have to whisper
You do not have to even point and stare
Speak to me I dare
I promise you, I will not bite
I am stronger than you think if Just get to know me
My handicap does not define me
We could become great friends and not enemies
Let us learn from each other
In addition, inspire those that are in the unknown
Let the world know they don’t have to be afraid,
That being handicap does not define you
© Tammy S. Thomas
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