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    • lemontart
    • By lemontart 17th Mar 17, 8:41 AM
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    lemontart
    Who do you see?
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    • 17th Mar 17, 8:41 AM
    Who do you see? 17th Mar 17 at 8:41 AM
    Who do you see?
    Do you see the woman that walked up Snowdon on her 50th
    Or Do you see the overweight woman in a wheelchair
    Do you see a woman at all
    Or just a body that is over the hill
    Who Do you see?
    The woman who talked to man threatening to blow a place up down.
    Or do you see a scrounger as labeled by the media
    Or does she not register at all.
    Who do you see?
    As you rush pass me as I trundle through a store
    Cutting me up on your healthy legs
    Do you see just a pile of clothes on the floor
    Do you see an obstacle in the aisle
    Who do you see?
    As your desperate need for the cash machine
    Or the must have hair appt
    Means the disabled parking spot is yours
    Do you see the badge
    Do you see the pain
    Do you see me give up and go home in favor your needs
    Who do you see?
    A woman who rode motor bikes and flew a glider
    Do you see her or look over her head
    As she is not in your eyeline in her chair
    Who do you see?
    A woman who got help for a milkman been robbed by gang when all others walked by.
    Do you see her pain
    Do see her cry
    Who do you see?
    Do you see a woman who kicked folk into action in a market town
    Do you see her struggle to speak
    Do you see her when paralysised from head to toe
    Who do you see?
    The woman who did three jobs to house herself
    The woman who walked the streets with holes in her shoes
    The woman who earnt pennies post leaflets to support her daughter
    The woman who did what she had to do to pay the bills
    Do you see the burden that gets in your way
    What you see
    What you perceive
    What you think
    What you know
    Is not who I am
    I am not my wheels
    I am not invisable
    I am not nothing
    I am not nobody
    I am me
    I am my experiences
    I am here
    I am responsible me, myself and I alone I am not the keeper others thoughts and words.
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    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 17th Mar 17, 9:10 AM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 9:10 AM
    • #2
    • 17th Mar 17, 9:10 AM
    Very moving.

    I hope that I would see the person, not the wheelchair.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
    "You're Safety Is My Primary Concern Dear" - Laks
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 17th Mar 17, 10:33 AM
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    • #3
    • 17th Mar 17, 10:33 AM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 10:33 AM


    Bravo Lemontart! Bravo with knobs on!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    X ~O
    • surveyqueenuk
    • By surveyqueenuk 17th Mar 17, 1:10 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 1:10 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 1:10 PM
    Lemon, that was excellent. Really powerful. Thank you for sharing.
    • tensandunits
    • By tensandunits 17th Mar 17, 1:52 PM
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    • #5
    • 17th Mar 17, 1:52 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 1:52 PM
    I don't see anybody, as I have no idea who you're talking about! Whoever it is seems to have quite a chip on their shoulder.
    • heartbreak_star
    • By heartbreak_star 17th Mar 17, 3:32 PM
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    • #6
    • 17th Mar 17, 3:32 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 3:32 PM
    Just cried my eyes out at this.

    HBS x
    I believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.

    #JC4PM
    • lemontart
    • By lemontart 17th Mar 17, 4:09 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 4:09 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 4:09 PM
    I don't see anybody, as I have no idea who you're talking about! Whoever it is seems to have quite a chip on their shoulder.
    Originally posted by tensandunits
    that will be the chip that folk knock off as they barge past me as though I was invisable in my chair. But given you comment you are probally one of the folk that treat those of us who for whatever reason find we need a wheelchair in the ways mentioned
    I am responsible me, myself and I alone I am not the keeper others thoughts and words.
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 17th Mar 17, 4:50 PM
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    • #8
    • 17th Mar 17, 4:50 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 4:50 PM
    lemontart how VERY touching.
    It really made me think, and cry.
    Bless you
    Tips x
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 17th Mar 17, 5:25 PM
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    • #9
    • 17th Mar 17, 5:25 PM
    • #9
    • 17th Mar 17, 5:25 PM
    Sorry, I thought it was trite.
    Member #14 of SKI-ers club

    Words, words, they're all we have to go by!.

    (Pity they are mangled by this autocorrect!)
    • tensandunits
    • By tensandunits 17th Mar 17, 6:30 PM
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    Sorry, I thought it was trite.
    Originally posted by pollypenny
    You'd better expect some rude retorts and accusations from the OP and others, too then.

    It seems we're supposed to have a tear in our eye after reading it.
    • OldMotherTucker
    • By OldMotherTucker 17th Mar 17, 6:45 PM
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    I hope you see a person who just gets on with it, and make no judgement.

    Whether I bounce or limp, you mind your business and I'll mind mine.

    Good day or bad day, I appreciate you holding the door open for me - and I'll hold it open for the next one through.

    I'll give up my seat too, and smile at your babe-in-arms - cos we all have our crosses to bear.

    This is my life. You don't know me.

    I've nothing to prove
    Should have joined Borrowmydoggy.com
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 17th Mar 17, 8:54 PM
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    Sorry but I can't see the person for all the words
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.
    Cryin won't help you, prayin won't do you no good.

    Walk 2000 3000 miles in 2017 - 2411.8
    This week 73.3
    • latest flame
    • By latest flame 18th Mar 17, 12:00 AM
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    latest flame
    The woman who earnt pennies post leaflets to support her daughter
    Originally posted by lemontart

    Does Dynastygal help you now ?
    • Walter92
    • By Walter92 21st Mar 17, 9:43 PM
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    Nothing worse than people who ignore those in wheelchairs.
    • tensandunits
    • By tensandunits 22nd Mar 17, 10:59 AM
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    tensandunits
    Nothing worse than people who ignore those in wheelchairs.
    Originally posted by Walter92
    Nobody gets ignored these days, there's always the internet
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