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Stare MAG

By Anonymous

   Why does everyone seem to be looking at me?

Sure, maybe I walk funny,

but that doesn't mean they have to stare.

Don't they know I don't want to walk funny?

I want to do all the things they can do,

My parents say it might be better if they knew.

What do they want me to do,

go over the loudspeaker and announce it?

If I did that, they would stare even more,

and whisper, "There goes the girl with arthritis."

Before I got this, I could do anything,

anything they can do anyway.

Don't they know what it is like to have a sprain?

Well, try living with one all of the time.

Try waking up so stiff you can hardly walk.

I really hate people staring at me as I


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on Feb. 9 2012 at 4:17 pm
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

Really good piece---solid and true!

on Dec. 17 2009 at 8:48 pm
beautifulworld SILVER, Memphis, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
What's the point i wearing my favorite rocket ship underpants if no one asks to see them? -Calvin and Hobbes

this is so strong, it reminds me of my cousin, after she got cancer she lost her name and became 'the one that walks funny'