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Some people wish for health

and others for happiness.

They do not know how

fortunate they are,

freely using their sight and hearing

which have been taken

away from me forever.

I am trapped in my own world

only relying on the texture of things.

I have screamed in frustration,

tears streaming through my empty eyes,

to let me be a normal person.

Do not feel sympathy

or sadness,

as I have defeated

the ropes that have been tying me down.

I am like any other person

in this world no full of colour and commotion.

Helen Keller


By Claire

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