I need to make sure that you hear me loud and clear.
Just because I may sound, feel, think, or appear a little unusual does not make me inadequate.
I am my own person inside and out.
I too, have feelings buried deep inside that I would like to release.
I’m often ignored because of the statues of my limitation,
But no one can really see them because all are afraid to venture that close.
I was often told that I wear my emotions on my sleeve, but I reply back that I love on purpose
Because I’ve been altered that way to make up for what the world calls an abnormality.
In hopes that one day someone will accept me for me and love me back the same.
But then a label is automatically attached to me at birth with no choice of my own,
That I must wear that says I’m set a part from the rest, but all I see is isolation and mean ugly stares.
I too, want to be included… I want to be counted in the number and viewed the same.
If you give me a chance, you will see that the world is not that separate between you and me.
As a gentle reminder to all who are unaware, I am human and I am real.
I may be unfamiliar in many ways than one but at the end of the day,
I am worthy of love just like you.
So the next time you see me, please don’t just walk right by and ignore my presence
or put your head down in shame;
Instead, tell me your name and ask me how my day was.
Then wait for a reply and just “Let Me Speak.”