They laugh and play
and run around and say "That's retarded,"
overheard by the mother at the grocery store who wanted nothing more
than the best for her son who was born with his disability.
The discrimination or social prejudice against people with disabilities.
It finds it way
from back in the day
when the "ugly laws" kept disabled children from play
and we've come too far for you to turn around and say
"That's retarded," .
Its revolting to me
how we can treat humans this way
and I can only hope for people one day
will appreciate diversity , and give people chances
that they won't fear what is different,
as humans can't ask to be born a certain way.
There is no cure or fixing that needs to be done,
just some steps
one by one.
Something everyday for us
like boarding the bus
could be a small victory for someone else,
and refusing to understand someone's small delay
will only take their trophy away,
because you think it's appropriate to say
You alienate and demean people to
something less than human
but they have blood in their veins, and experiences you can't fathom.
You'll never know what it is like to be judged
to be beaten, banned, and barred
deminished to nothing
and compared to something
far lower than a human's true worth
when you say
I hope for you to never have to feel that way,
to have people stare,
when you go out to the grocery store with your child right there
beside you , and having to hear some asshole say
To have all your child's courage,
all their imagination,
and whole life put to shame
because their bodies and minds were formed in a different way
when someone decides to say