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Heaven's Very Special Child


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Heaven's Very Special Child.

A meeting was held quite far from earth,
"It's time again for another birth,"
Said the angels to the Lord above,
"This special child will need much love.
His progress may seem very slow,
Accomplishments he may not show,
And he'll require extra care
From the folks he meets way down there.
He may not run or laugh or play;
His thoughts may seem quite far away.
In many way he won't adapt,
And he'll be known as handicapped.
So let's be careful where he's sent,
We want his life to be content.

Please, Lord, find parents who
Will do a special job for you
They will not realize right away
The leading role they're asked to play
But with this child sent from above
Comes stronger faith and richer love.
And soon they'll know the privilege given
In caring for this gift from Heaven.
Their precious charge so meek and mild
Is Heaven's very special child."

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PRAYER OF A DEAF CHILD
Dedicated to Abby Justine Dotson

Dear Heavenly Father up above
I pray for peace, joy, and love
I pray for friends to soon understand
I can't understand them without their hands

In my world the hands are the voice
Unfortunately I have no choice
I hear by fingers spelling out names
Hand shapes and gestures give rules to my games

My world is centered in total silence
When I need help I pray for your guidance
To you I can speak without voice or hands
Because through your power I know you understand

Those who take time to learn my language
Don't understand They give me the advantage
So please Dear Father up above
Also give them peace, joy, and love.

By Lisa E. Reed-Winslow
September 2, 1988

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In Deaf Eyes
All eyes are myth.
who understands the mystery of eyes?
You have to be entirely deaf
to acknowledge our myth making eyes.
Our eyes are complex vision
different from the hearing world's eyes.
We live in a world of complete silence;
being in a deaf person's eyes all is myth.
In a deaf person's eyes is the imagery
of sound made beautiful,
in deaf eyes the music is
rhythm, beat, is feeling.
Our eyes are our ears,
our hands are our voice,
in deaf eyes our hands
are a magnificent voice
with the beautiful motion
called "sign language."
In deaf eyes are pride;
living in a deaf person's world,
no hearing world can describe
what's in deaf eyes!
By Dan Patria

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