Knees awake by chill, then cramp, stiff and lock;
Shock when walk is blocked, struggle to door: knock.
My angel wife comes, assist to the loo;
Flushing down my brew, the tension brake through.
Bionic joint last, longer than my years;
Symptoms seen as blame, fail to listen rife.
Patients have patience, all rooted in pain;
Relapse springs again, complaint ends in vain.
Label disable, dashboard sticker laid;
Wear pair of hearing aid, sound and noise grade.
Bones, muscles, organs: age faster than years;
Longer lives mean more money care and tears.
Change is certain, but not the same aging pace;
Face disabilities with grace, no race.
My sonnet was inspired after reading “Lead With Grace””, a free book offered. I am not a Christian, and took some time to understand the Dao of The Shepherd Metaphor and The Missing Lamb Metaphor. Strange to comment that many good Christians miss the wisdom in metaphor, together with Genesis. Perhaps their minds are still full of divide and arrogance due to fear. They are lost in their own obsession to win.
The logo of “disabled”with a wheel chair is good, but the public misunderstand it. Many tend to think the “Disabled” must be in wheelchair, or miss a limb or blind. I am not in such categories, yet I have multiple disabilities, not manifested all together. I am sorry to disappoint such people. Despite this, I have encountered many people who cares, and willing to help when requested. There are more good people around, despite many are watching what or how to do good. Sometimes I have to show my card, for I look well. (I could not ventured out, if unwell! Perhaps I should act like the politicians here.) My benefits do not disadvantage another; it only help in my ease of living, especially in parking.The Dao, Lokadhamma or Ikigai or Sufism all help to put concepts into action. The world already suffers a big divide. We must learn to build bridges to link and connect.This is especially so in Malaysia, when race hold supreme. Luckily, this does not happen at the social or mundane market scenario.
My thanks to the author again. I read it free in my kobo.