Who is Handicapped?

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Who is Handicapped?

“I like you” she said as she

climbed onto my knee

And put her arm around my neck.


The slanting eyes and muffled speech

told me she was different.

Was that so terrible?


What other child would show me

instant love?

And plant a kiss upon my cheek,

When we had met only minutes ago-


Tearfully, her mother said-

“No one will ever understand the joy

she brings”

But in one God-given moment – I DID.

B. Atkinson

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About this record

Written by 5th and 6th Classes, Carnaun School, 1990

Published here 03 Nov 2022 and originally published 1996

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