Wonderful Lady.

We often see her,

In her wheelchair,

Sailing gently to a table,

Her coffee brought to her.

And there she sits

A smile on her face,

Not a care in the world.

She picks up her coffee cup

Has a sip of the drink,

Puts the cup back down.

From her bag she gets her ‘phone,

Types a message,

As many do,

We cannot live without our ‘phones.

But could we live like her?

Her smile as wide as ever,

With her ‘phone,

With her coffee,

Without her legs,

Without her arms,

Could we live like her?


  • orchidee

    A fine write Gold. I saw some recent stories on TV of people living with, and working through, their 'special needs' or disabilities. Not handicap - hideous word, gone out of fashion now, thankfully.
    So should they be called dis-abilities even?
    I've gone off 'Andy Capp' cartoons since I realised it's a way of saying 'handicap'.

    • Goldfinch60

      Thanks Orchi, our daughter is a disability and improvements officer in the NHS and she says it is amazing how some people with disabilities do cope.

      • orchidee

        That's very commendable with your daughter Gold. Put anyone in the stocks that say 'handicap' these days!

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      • Michael Edwards

        Enjoyed both - fine write Andy and someone to so admire.

        • Goldfinch60

          Admiration is certainly the right word word for her Michael.

        • FineB

          Thank you Goldfinch60.

          An excellent, superb write!

          We could live like the woman - the key is inner peace within ourselves and all of us are on a journey to find it!

          Keep writing

          • Goldfinch60

            Thank you FineB, inner peace is certainly the way to live.

          • BRIAN & ANGELA

            THANKS ANDY ~ For reminding us to count our Blessings ! In the College where I work we have many Students with SPECIFIC NEEDS ! I often meet them in the Refectory and the are some of the happiest students in the College ~ especially the "DOWNS". I'm on the ACCESS Committee and I make sure the whole College is accessible for Wheelchair Users etc etc. For some items such as raised troughs for Horticulture (V shaped for wheelchair users) we do have to raise money because ESSEX like all Counties id strapped for cash ! We have some students similar to the one you describe but they are very stoical and sometimes have 1:1 assistance. Thanks for sharing ~ loved the video. Please check my Poem "FIVE FABULOUS FEMALES" Yours as always BRIAN

            • Goldfinch60

              Thank you Brian, there are some wonderful people out there who have Special Needs and to whom we should look up to.

            • Claudelle DeLuna

              So Lovely!
              My husband was born with low vision(genetic condition) and that never stopped him from doing all he wanted to do.
              He has a Graduate degree in business, he is currently working for the Government. He is an excellent partner with the kindest of hearts.
              When we was a child he experienced a lot of bullying but his
              unwavering faith in God just keeps on getting him to better places each day.
              I am honor to have found him.
              He is the true Diamond on my finger.
              Just sharing my story.
              Bless Day!

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