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Best Disability Poems

Below are the all-time best Disability poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of disability poems written by PoetrySoup members


My disability and miserable life
I m not angry with you, life
simply astonish
of how I ve been demolish
simply baffled
of your innocent questions

never thought that in order to live
I would need...

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Categories: disability, abuse, bullying, evil, loneliness, lonely, pain,
Form: Epic



Premium Member Hocus Pocus
Hocus Pocus

Poets are like magicians.
They trick the heart into feeling, 
“things” they had no idea, were there at all. 

Sadly poets don’t always know how...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: disability, 12th grade, abortion, abuse, allah, america,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member On My Own
On My Own

It is early in the day for most. 
I am just going to sleep. ‘
This will make many people angry. 
But at times,...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: disability, abortion, absence, abuse, addiction, allah, angel,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Another One Down
Another One Down
And another one bites the dust. 

Marriage. 
My friend, my neighbor, the lady next door, 
Rampant miscalculations of being too nice, 
two people...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: disability, appreciation, betrayal, divorce, drink, grief, heartbreak,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member BiPartisan Dissonance
When oppositional cognitive dissonance deflects focus,
it tends to go back to when I deflected focus from her.
She sends me passive-aggressive messages,
bread crumbs leading back in...

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Categories: disability, conflict, math, parents, political, race, religion,
Form: Narrative



I'm Disabled, Not Stupid
Some people can be so ignorant
I know they're not to blame
They see me in my wheelchair
And say “Aw, isn't it a shame”?

I say “Hello, I’m...

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Categories: disability, discrimination,
Form: Rhyme
Steadfast Grit
Some tomorrow soon, I shall walk again,
though not as I walked in days past.
To reach that doorway - my foremost campaign
and thus I'll keep walking...

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Categories: disability, beach, courage, passion, visionary,
Form: Verse
Premium Member I, am a Warrior
I am a survivor, a warrior,
no matter how far I fall in this life!
My short time full of hurts and scars,
all my journals read like...

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Categories: disability, courage, life, strength,
Form: Ballad
"What is a Sad Day In America?"
         “WHAT IS A SAD DAY IN AMERICA?”

It is a “Sad Day” in America when you wake...

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Categories: disability, black african american, education, faith, love,
Form: Free verse
Poetry in an Urdu Nutshell
Garage       
stacked high
scribbled stenos of
an automatic act
of little understanding or thought-------------
{tuhituhi}

visceral finality       
zero...

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Categories: disability, poems, poetry, poets, self, truth, urdu,
Form: Nazm
Black Lives Matter
 Black Lives Matter  

They gave me a college education
But left me unemployed
But they say
Black lives matter
I won 7 Grammy awards
I didn't get a...

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Categories: disability, history,
Form: Verse
My son

Aged four and half, first day at school
he was going to prove he was no fool,
through boredom disrupted his class
which continued each following day alas,
by...

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© Roy Pett  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: disability, age, art, graduate, motivation, pride, son,
Form: Rhyme
The Catterfairy contest
Have you ever seen a catterfairy?
Many found her to be quite scary,

She came out of her cocoon others said to soon
And only part of her...

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Categories: disability, animals, fantasy, children, hope, imagination, body,
Form: Personification
differences we shouldn't see
I am here surrounded by
People of every shape and size
Skin color--disability
Why can't everybody see
We may be different from outside
Open your eyes, you will find
The similarities...

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Categories: disability, change, discrimination, feelings, racism, world,
Form: Rhyme
Hijacked by Lexicon Thievery
This poem may get into trouble,
The world wants identity double.
Attempting to culture commonality,
The world champions individuality.

Theft of language has become all too common,
Yesterday’s use today...

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Categories: disability, change, color, confusion, gender, how i
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member SHE'LL ALWAYS GO ON BELIEVING
Sue doesn’t sit so demurely in her motorised wheelchair.
She’ll tell folks to stop gawking as it's very rude to stare!
Beneath her tenuous frame is quite...

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Categories: disability, character, girl, inspirational, uplifting,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The One-Legged Sandpiper
I saw a one-legged Sandpiper
today on the beach.
I saw him land on his single pedestal,
it was an artful thing.

Entranced by his disability,
I stood transfixed with...

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© Greg Gaul  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: disability, animal, appreciation, bird, judgement, perspective, sympathy,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Missing You
Missing You

The wind whispers and I focus my heart to hear.
Are you sending me your words? 
Your thoughts? 

I can think of nothing…but you. 
My...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: disability, 7th grade, abuse, arabic, autumn, baby,
Form: Free verse
MONKEYRIUM-BLESSINGS
His monkey-fascination made him own a “monkeyrium”
There, monkeys and cousin apes in their gladdening crusade freely reign
Unlike the sea creatures in the imprisoning aquarium
The funny...

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Categories: disability, blessing, boy, child, god, inspirational, thanks,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member If I
If I

Were exactly what you needed…
you would be mine now. 
I would sadly die however, 
as… if that were true? 
I would be in heaven....

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: disability, butterfly, hope, marriage, moving on, rude,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Forever Light
Beautiful Lamp

In the distance there is a beacon. 
It is brightness, a calm calling to you. 
It is a perfect kindness, 
enduring, and ever lasting....

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: disability, abortion, abuse, addiction, allah, america, angel,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member All In
All In

Is who I am. 
Bright colors that make people gawk, 
I have a funny way I walk, as it appears I shuffle, 
but it...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: disability, abortion, absence, abuse, addiction, allah, angel,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Tell Somebody
Tell Somebody

We walk through life from day to day, 
Sun up to sun down; and then hours into the night. 
We try to find a...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: disability, abortion, abuse, addiction, allah, america, angel,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Permission
Permission

We all need to cry. 
We need to be okay. 
We need to let go of things that hurt us. 
We need to be ready...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: disability, 12th grade, abortion, abuse, addiction, america,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Kotex in a Polar Vortex
The windchill is 45 below sanity
a snow man has frozen snot
dripping from his 1 carrot nose
but the cold doesn't stop the gun toll
in my sweet...

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Categories: disability, confusion, heartbreak, humor,
Form: Free verse