David Darbyshire

Rookie (6/11/54 / Darwen England)

How Would You? - Poem by David Darbyshire

To a person with no arms,
how would you greet them?
Would you offer your hand?
Or would you stand and Look?

To a person who cannot hear,
how would you say Hallo?
Would you say something?
Or just move your Lips?

To a person in a wheel chair,
looking for a seat.
would you move a chair, and make place?
or retreat with a bright red face?

The best thing to do,
in this kind of situation.
Is to treat the person normally,
try to show 'no' frustration.

Comments about How Would You? by David Darbyshire

  • Tailor Bell (8/4/2006 9:07:00 PM)

    I think this work is part of the manual we wish we were all born with. Needed commentary on life in a bold poem. -Tailor (Report) Reply

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  • (8/1/2006 7:23:00 AM)

    Great message. I agree with the other comments. A heart-warming read, Dave.

    Love, Fran the Fan xx
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  • (8/1/2006 7:02:00 AM)

    Dave, Excellent message here.
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  • (8/1/2006 6:58:00 AM)

    Point noted...My Lord!
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  • (8/1/2006 6:29:00 AM)

    dave...i will take your advice and be nice to everybody...i have a maid for the past 10 years, who is dumb and deaf and illiterate too...i do find it tough dealing with her but its one good deed that i need to do in my life...love...nalini (Report) Reply

  • (8/1/2006 6:00:00 AM)

    Great advice Dave, a considerate man you are. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 1, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, August 20, 2010

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