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"I WAS NOT BORN LIKE THIS BY CHOICE"

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"I WAS NOT BORN LIKE THIS BY CHOICE"

"I WAS NOT BORN LIKE THIS BY CHOICE" 

My eyes are my voice,
I was not born like this by choice,
My eyes enjoy all they see,
And on most days I am quite happy.

My eyes are my voice,
I was not born like this by choice,
My voice, although not quite loud,
Can always melt hearts in a crowd.

My eyes are my voice,
I was not born like this by choice,
Please don't judge me because I am unable,
I don't deserve that kind of label.

My eyes are my voice,
I was not born like this by choice,
My mom says it's part of Gods plans,
I believe her, we're His biggest fans!

Are your eyes your voice?
Were you born like that by choice?
Is your voice quiet or is it loud?
And can it be heard, or felt, in a crowd?

My eyes are my voice,
I was not born like this by choice,
Some people think I am broken,
But others say, no, just soft-spoken.

My eyes are my voice,
I was not born like this by choice,
My smiles and giggles are not misplaced,
They are there on my pretty face!

My eyes are my voice,
I was not born like this by choice,
I have feelings like all the rest,
I am me at my worst, and my very best.

My eyes are my voice,
I was not born like this by choice,
Researchers are searching at a steady pace,
Rett Syndrome cure is their race!

My eyes are my voice,
I was not born like this by choice,
Look into my voice, it's plain to see,
A cure is needed for my Rett sisters and me!

COPYRIGHT ©2010 ~ Ronna G. Reid

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  1. Date: 11/12/2010 11:34:00 AM

    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round of the Poetrysoup site contest Ronna. The best to you in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/9/2010 4:49:00 PM

    Congradulations on having your poem featured Ronna, I am pleased to have read this, enjoyed, and best wishes to your upcoming days..P.D.

  1. Date: 9/7/2010 10:20:00 AM

    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Ronna. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/5/2010 5:45:00 PM

    Beautiful! Our eyes is our voice, it speaks better than words can be ^.^

  1. Date: 5/21/2010 10:00:00 AM

    Excellent poem and point! People come as they are. Welcome to Poetry Soup and keep writing. Blessings, Joseph

  1. Date: 5/12/2010 6:22:00 AM

    I would like to welcome you to PoetrySoup Ronna. Please keep writing. Wishing you the best in your writing endeavors. If you have questions please feel free to ask anyone here. We are all willing to help and if we don't know the answer we will find someone who does. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/11/2010 6:49:00 PM

    Love,Love, Love this! One of the most touching inspirational poems I've ever read. God Bless your Angel and all the Angels afflicted with this disease. Rett mom to Angel Brenna Leigh

  1. Date: 5/11/2010 6:06:00 PM

    Ronna, I loved your poem. I am also the mom of a Rett daughter and your poem says so much for our girls. Best of luck to you with this

  1. Date: 5/11/2010 4:51:00 PM

    wow, stay strong , enjoyed this one

  1. Date: 5/11/2010 1:56:00 PM

    Sara, Thank you for you comment. This poem was written by me. My daughter, who has Rett Syndrome, is my inspiration! Rett Syndrome is the most severe form of Autism. Sorry to hear about your grandson! Have a great day!

  1. Date: 5/11/2010 1:52:00 PM

    I will have to do some research about this illness..I am sorry about you being born with a problem....My grandson who lives with me was born with Huntington's Disease which is an inherited mental condition...He has an abnormalcy on his DNA on the CAG part of it..He has too many repeats ....They know what it is and where the abnormalcy is but no treatment and no cure it leads to death...Sara