My body may not function the way it should do,
But I have to tell you people that I’m just the same as you.
My brain is still working – I hear and I can see,
So don’t ask the one who’s pushing if I want a cup of tea.
I may be in a wheelchair but I still lead an active life,
as a mother to my children, a lover and a wife.
All I really want for myself is a measure of dignity
so that when you ask I’ll tell you if I want a cup of tea.
Lynda Hall 2016