**A simple hefty kick to my head whilst playing with a friend, aged 11, killed nerves in my ears and left me with roughly 30% hearing. Enough to hear very bass tones. But technology has come a very long way since then and my super high tech hearing aids mean I don't miss as much as I otherwise would have. Happy days! =^.^= **
Loved this! You can take something like this and live your life feeling sorry for yourself, or you can take what was given to you head on and live your life, yes differently, but live. This write tells it so perfectly, how you see things, how you view another when you can't actually hear them. Thank you for that. We get caught up in ourselves so often, it's writes like this that remind us what's going on isn't so bad. I have twin uncles that lost their sight from too much oxegyn as babies in the incubator. They were raised to be independent adults, nothing stops them, they travel, raised families, worked, etc. I feel blessed being brought up with them being role models of a person with a "handicap"- that nothing is out of reach and you are your only limitation. Loved this!
Thanks so much Brenda. I've learned that it's all relative. No matter how bad we think we have it, someone always has it worse and you can join the misery contest or you can just accept what's happened and find the positive, any positive. Not always easy and often takes time and a period of grieving, but it can be done. I've seen people overcome way worse!
I really appreciate your comments x
"The Sound Track Of My Life" By Kitty Cat Lady 4 points
I choose this as one of my favorite 3 this week because it shows the endurance, the spirit and the will of humanity to overcome.
What some will see as a barrier others see as a challenge to be overcome. The author quite clearly has done this and has shared the story of such. The explanation behind the poem is something of a bonus.
The rhyming in this poem is excellent but I think the addition of a word here or there would have helped it flow a little easier, although it still works rather well.
Thank you for giving us an insight to your world and I hope the boffins create even better devices for you.
Ah Craig! It's great to know the name behind the judge's comment at last! Thanks so much ... it really meant a lot to me to win with this poem and I'm really grateful for your part in it :-) xx
The Soundtrack Of My Life by Kitty Cat Lady points 7
Usually I'm not one for long pieces because I seem to go off track when reading them but this one was just right in length especially at it kept an unforced rhyming throughout and the message that this gave out was a strong one, one that we could all take heed of because it's inspirational and though this lady has had obstacles to overcome she's done it with sheer strength. I take my hat off to you for an inspirational yet raw fluent write and wish you all the best.