International Day of Persons with Disabilities
This is a very important day;
For people living in a different way.
With something that is plain the see;
Or more invisible to you and me.
Dignity and access were difficult fights;
Eventually achieving more human rights.
Prejudice is growing less and less;
Lowering the difficult awkwardness.
Equality is a long and tiring road;
Discrimination can be a heavy load.
So, please take a moment to be aware;
Of the movement to make things right and fair.
Whether born this way, or changed in life;
They are still a husband, still a wife.
Be proud of the progress we’ve made so far;
Disability isn’t all that you are.
A mother, a daughter, a father, a son;
Loved as an equal and second to none.
By Paul Webster