veeraiyah subbulakshmi


When I Fail To See Poem by veeraiyah subbulakshmi


When I fail to SEE the suffering of people,
Do not call me a visually impaired,
But call me a blind.

When I ignore the agony of hard labor,
Do not call me a physically handicapped,
But call me a crippled.

When I am inaudible to the cries of help,
Do not call me a hearing impaired,
But call me a deaf.

When we, the able bodied find it tough,
To survive under the comfortable condition,
How do the disabled survive under the hostile limitation?

Submitted: Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Edited: Wednesday, December 21, 2011

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