Rett Syndrome I have The Courage

I HAVE THE COURAGE

For Reba, from your sister  –    Jennifer Robles

 

Rett Syndrome - I have The Courage

I cannot speak,
but you understand me.
I cannot walk, so you push me.
I cannot sing, but I love music.
I cannot crawl, so you carry me.
I cannot tell jokes, but I love to laugh.
I cannot wash myself, so you bathe me.
I cannot play with Barbies,
but I can push a switch.
I cannot wave bye-bye,
so you do that for me.
I cannot dress myself,
so you make me pretty.
I cannot read, so you tell me stories.
I cannot touch, but I can feel.
I cannot go up the stairs,
so you put me on the lift.
I cannot tell you how much I love you,
so look into my eyes and you will see.
I cannot tell what the future will hold,
but I have the courage to go on.

Originally posted at http://www.lehman.cuny.edu/faculty/jfleitas/bandaides/rebapoem.html

Reposted by Rett Syndrome South Africa,

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