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Disability Not Inability

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Disability Not Inability

She has overwhelmed me with her love
My love is not for legs
Not only her skin texture
The properly shaped head neither

Her thoughts can entrance
Those of a woman without disability
They say I am accursed
That loving her is abominable

Yet they admire the outward look only
And ignore her for her outward look
Like disables are barren and disrespect her inward beauty
They thought she would not conceive

And now they wonder
They ask me, “How did you make it?”
For our son is healthy and sound
Now they know, disability is not inability

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016

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Date: 12/7/2016 2:18:00 PM
Enjoyed reading your work..Some disabilities are inherited are sure but there is always that chance that they will not be passed on to the child..My grandson's disability is inherited with a 50/50 chance of each child having it but in his father's family it has not been like that with all of them having the illness..Congrats on your win.Sara
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Date: 12/4/2016 3:00:00 AM
Absolutely. And the hipocrites and society is DISabled and abnormal. Thank you for sharing and congratulations, Kai
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Date: 12/3/2016 12:08:00 PM
Nope, disability is NOT inability. I am officially disabled too, but don't let anyone ever tell me I am unable... Congratulations on your placement
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Date: 10/18/2016 10:36:00 PM
well done, Mamer, K. skat
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Date: 10/19/2016 8:09:00 AM
Pleasure, SKAT.