I wish I was a good disabled person

I wish I was a good disabled person
that knew how to act and knew his place
That I did not see each day as a challenge
but rather understood that I should be hidden away

After all this time I still have not learned
and continue to work to achieve my dreams
In ignorance I maintain a belief
that I have something of worth to offer

I have been knocked down too many times
to not understand my place is on the bottom
And I have been overlooked too often
to attempt to assert that I belong here

It is my disability that defines me
what I lack is the totality of my existence
This world was not meant for me
and I long for the day when I will cow to that fact

2 thoughts on “I wish I was a good disabled person

  1. A truly moving and heartfelt poem! These lines were especially impactful: “It is my disability that defines me/what I lack is the totality of my existence”

    I am so sorry that you have experienced this pain in your life and that the world has been so unkind.

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