LEARNING FROM LEW: Poem: “WHOLE”

LEARNING FROM LEW: Poem: “WHOLE”

WHOLE I said he was not whole But I wonder what I meant. He cannot walk or talk or perform any life skill unassisted, But he can giggle and cry and flirt; He expresses – and attracts – love. His body and mind, though constrained, “Successfully shelter his human soul...
LEARNING FROM LEW: Poem – “Enough”

LEARNING FROM LEW: Poem – “Enough”

I have a son who has severe physical and mental disabilities and whose life is worth living. It is worth enriching and cherishing. Someone asked me: “When do you know when you have done enough?” I wonder: Would he ask the same question about his own child? He implied,...

LEARNING FROM LEW: Poem – “Dreams”

THE DREAMS PARENTS HAVE FOR THEIR CHILDREN WHO HAVE DISABILITIES ARE DIFFERENT AS THOSE PARENTS AND THOSE CHILDREN. ONE SAID TO ME: “I WANT MORE FOR MY CHILD THAN THE 4 “Fs” : FOOD FLOWERS FILTH FETCH.” ANOTHER TOLD ME, WITH BURSTING PRIDE OF HER CHILD’S TASK, WELL...
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