I grew growing up as a Deaf person.
I saw seeing what I see with my eyes.
I heard feeling what I hear with my ears.
I felt sensing what I feel with my vibration.
I learnt learning what Hearing did learn.
I studied studying what Hearing did study,
I tried trying what Hearing did try.
I embraced embracing what Hearing did embrace.
I watched watching where Hearing watch.
I followed following who Hearing follow.
I asked, asking what Hearing ask,
I questioned, questioning why Hearing question.
Hearing is proud to be Hearing.
But Deaf is also proud to be Deaf.
Who says no one proud?
Therefore anyone can have the right to be proud.
Anyway, can Hearing accept Deaf;
Can Hearing learn learning the Deaf’s Teaching;
Can Hearing study studying the Deaf’s Deafness;
Can Hearing embrace embracing the Deaf’s Silence?
© Ismael Mansoor