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Deaf Poems

Thoughts of a Deaf Child

By January 19, 2021No Comments

“Thoughts of a Deaf Child”

By Stephen J. Bellitz

My family knew I was deaf
when I was only three
And since then, fifteen years ago,
Have never signed to me.

I know when I’m around my house
I try and use my voice.
It makes them feel more comfortable.
For me I have no choice.

I try to communicate their way
Uncomfortable for me.
My parents wouldn’t learn to sign.
Ashamed or Apathy?

I never cared much about the sound
of radios and bands.
What hurts me is I never heard
My parents signing hands.

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