CHALLENGED
by Leslie W. Ortega
 
a person with MS

 

Some say I am disabled,

But you know that isn't true.

I simply have a challenge

A little different from you.

 

My slight inconvenience, has taught me

Things they could not know.

Each obstacle is a victory,

Enabling me to grow.

 

I'm not really any different,

I cry, I laugh, I snore.

I don't want to be treated

As if I'm not a person anymore.

 

Out of good intentions,

People are afraid to let me try.

But sometimes I have to fall,

And sometimes I need to cry.

 

God gives me strength and dignity,

And the courage to be all I can be.

For He doesn't see me as disabled,

He just sees me as me.