Deafness Is Not a Plague

That one word sends everyone running in the other direction.
Why act like its a plague?
Why run away?

All we want is acceptance, all we want is to be heard.
Accept us for who we are, hear us speak with our hands.
Don't run, stay.
Watch us tell you our stories
listen to our silent words of knowledge.
For after all we are human too.
Is being deaf really that bad?
Did we do something wrong?
Can't you see how desperate we are?
Deafness is not a curse,
neither a gift
so why do we feel so...
so different?
Just give us a chance to speak.
After all we are humans being to,
the only difference is we are incapable of hearing.

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