Not the Poster Child
When I'm out and about,
Out living my life,
I can hear people talk.
"Aw, she's so helpless,
She can't walk."
"She shouldn't be drinking alcohol or be going on dates,
She's too disabled."
Well, guess what,
I'm not the poster child;
that sad, innocent face of disability
that needs your full attention and sympathy.
My spirit is wild and strong;
I'm just a young woman that loves to have fun.
My "condition" doesn't hold me back or keep me down.
I'm sorry if you're looking for a heartbreaking story,
You won't find it here;
You're looking at the wrong gal.
I'm not and never was that poster child. 😜
(c)Lena Holdman, all rights reserved 2017
Poet Notes: This poem was meant to be cheeky and sarcastic. I'm poking fun at people who treat me like I'm fragile and broken because of my CP, lol. 😁