Children Poem

Poem About Children With Disabilities

Parents of children with disabilities want their children to be accepted, included and appreciated for their abilities while being shown compassion. They are often faced with rejection and fear. This poem speaks to the need that we all have to be accepted fro who we are. We all have more in common that we think. Poem by Gary Shulman, MS. Ed., Special Needs Consultant and Trainer

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I'm am touched by the writer of this poem because I have a 3 year old baby boy who has a leg problem. He can't walk properly. He stand on his tip toes, and he is not able to talk properly. I...

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Come Touch His Cheek


Published: August 2013

This child of mine you stare at so,
Please come closer so you will know
Just who my child is and what I see
when those sweet eyes stare back at me
I see no limits to my child's life
Although I know
It will be filled with strife,
I'm hoping that doors will open each day
I'm praying that kindness
will come his way
You look frightened?
You tremble with fear?
Come, come closer
touch him my dear
Touch his cheek so soft
so sweet
Be one of those people
he needs to meet
Someone who will look
and hopefully see
The skill, the talent
The ability
Please come closer
You don't have to speak
Come a little closer
Just touch his cheek
And when you do
you will see
this sweet, sweet child
is no different
than you or me

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  • by Thobekile Masango
  • 3 weeks ago

I'm am touched by the writer of this poem because I have a 3 year old baby boy who has a leg problem. He can't walk properly. He stand on his tip toes, and he is not able to talk properly. I salute you. Well done. You just make me realize that I'm not alone.

  • by Elsa Rosenfeld
  • 3 years ago

Thank you for speaking up for children in need. I hope that thru this poem, their voices will be heard.

  • by Prisella Hodge
  • 3 years ago

This poem touched me so deeply. I have a son who had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and a speech impediment. He has been ridiculed on several occasions. I am there and have his back and always will. He is doing a lot better with his speech and is learning to deal with his ADHD. It's not over but we aren't stopping! Thank you for this poem. May God bless you and your son.

  • by Michael .J Samakayi, Zambia Africa
  • 3 years ago

I was born on 27 April 1995 in Solwezi the village in Zambia. I am the first in family of three children. I am Zambian citizen and Deafness is my disability. I was born with health hearing and I was diagnosis with spinal meningitis at the age of 12 and unfortunately I completely become deaf. It's hard to accept it because I thought my world was end at that stage.
Later, Despite losing my hearing. I went to school of hearing student. I started facing so many obstacles. Being the only Deaf at school of hearing, it was challenging. Because I couldn't understand the explanation of the teacher with my hearing and I was loner at school, most student were laughing at me and bullied me. It was really hard to cope with that. During final examinations for grade 7, I passed with good results better than hearing students.
Then I was taken to Deaf school. I continue learning sign language. After becoming aware of deaf community in Zambia. It really hurt that the government has not recognized our right and plight. And the only opportunity for the deaf in Zambia is teaching: No deaf lawyer or doctor.
As for me I want to do something that I wish of my choice. I don't view my deafness as disability but we are equal expect hearing and my deafness was a new birth of becoming deaf advocate for youth and children in Zambia and rest of the world.
I'm the founder and director of (International Deaf Education, Advocacy and Leadership- Zambia) I.D.E.A.L Zambia which is affiliated to the headquarter I.D.E.A.L in San Diego, USA.
My dream is in the USA for University so that I make reality of advocating so that make the world better place.

  • by Rumbi
  • 10 months ago

I'm very touched with your story. I have a daughter with some learning difficulties. I do really understand what you are going through. May God bless you and accomplish your dream.

  • by Madiha, Pakistan
  • 3 years ago

Excellent. Beautiful poem. I just hope people start understanding that how painful it is for those parents who see their disabled children daily suffering and how much they want their children to be normal like other children. Hats off to the writer. A very heart-touching poem.

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