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Nothing But A Number

July 26, 2009

More of my original writing today. Enjoy!

Nothing But A Number

‘Normal’ is the number of people who can walk

Those who don’t walk on their toes.

‘Normal’ is the number of people who can talk

Those who breathe through their own nose.

‘Normal’ are the number who use the spoken word

Not those who sign, point or smile.

‘Normal’ are the number who believe in God, world’s Lord

Not those who can’t run a mile.

‘Normal’ is the number of people who can hear

Not those who are born with one missing ear.

‘Normal’ is the number of people who can see

‘Normal’ is right, or so they tell me.

‘Normal’ is the number of people who can stand

Not those born in what others call a strange land.

‘Normal’ is the number of girls who wear high heels

Not those who watch with jealousy from seats on four wheels.

‘Normal’ is the number of boys who kick footballs

Not those who watch with jealousy through small holes in big brick walls.

‘Normal’ is the number of adults who can drive

‘Normal’ is the number of babies who survive.

They’ve been told more are ‘normal’ than those who are not

That’s all that makes them think they have some things we haven’t got.

But this ‘normal’ is only a number, you see

I’m as ‘normal’ as you, and you’re as ‘normal’ as me!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 26, 2009 9:46 pm

    Very nice. You should write things like this more often.

  2. samedifference1 permalink*
    July 26, 2009 10:44 pm

    Thanks for commenting, Rumbold. I’m glad you liked it!

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