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Life In The Disabled Lane This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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   When people think of disabledpersons,
     They think mostlyof...
          Wheelchairs,
               Retards,
                    Missingbody parts...
                         Differences.
Theyare wrong.

I know. I am disabled, but anystranger
     Who meets meprobably doesn't          
          Suspectit.

Received a traumatic brain injury
Could have been a cripple
TheLittle Engine That Could
Took a lot of courage to progress
Still considereddisabled
Always be disabled
Disabled is for life

Life is harder forsome because beingdisabled
     Can dictate whoyour friends will be.
Some won't be your friendbecause
     Of how youlook.
They      become     d-i-s-a-b-l-e-d
These peoplemake the disabled feel worse about themselves.


This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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