What’s The Difference
*from One With Willows copyright 2020 by Joan Myles*
Okay, I forgot.
I’m sixty years old,
and I forgot Helen Keller was deaf.
And for a moment, I was confused.
what’s the difference?
It doesn’t change anything,
doesn’t insult anyone,
or disrupt world economics.
it’s actually a compliment.
I didn’t forget Keller’s brilliance,
the way she advocated for blind folks around the world,
her eloquent use of words.
I didn’t forget Keller knew German,
French and Greek; appreciated
the ocean, Socialism and Beethoven.
Deafness and blindness
were sudden cliffs
Keller navigated throughout her life,
the shocking scenery
and heart–stopping challenges
most people find too distracting
to go on living.
That’s the difference—
Helen Keller lived.
8 thoughts on “What’s The Difference?”
Ah with the vision to see the person and not the disability!
Thank you my dear Win *willows in mist**wispy clouds*
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“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.”
* Joseph Campbell
So sweet of you, thank you for reading and sharing my Journey, darling Annie! *willows in mist**hummingbirds*
So beautiful…I love this and strive to be this person and so wish the world would see the person who lives inside…:)
Thank you for your kind remarks!
And I appreciate your shining efforts…may the world take notice!
Blessings and Love to you, my friend *willows in mist**children dancing**hummingbirds*