A poem by Mario Quintana

Here’s a poem translated by Joao Sousa. Thanks to ALS tutor, Noemi for sharing this.

“Disabled” is the one who cannot change their life, accepting others impositions or the society they live in, without any awareness that they are responsible for their own destiny.

“Crazy” is the one who does not want to be happy with what they have.

“Blind” is the one who cannot see the others dying of cold, starvation, misery and only has eyes for their own petty problems and little sorrows.

“Deaf” is the one who doesn’t have the time to hear a friend, or a brother’s plea, as they’re always rushing to work and wants to make sure they have their pennies at the end of the month.

“Mute” is the one who cannot speak out their feelings and hide behind the mask of hypocrisy.

“Paralytic” is the one who cannot walk towards the ones who need help.

“Diabetic” is the one who cannot be sweet.

“Dwarf” is the one who doesn’t allow Love to grow.

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