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Poetry Ebook


Dear Readers,

I have always loved reading books. Unfortunately, when I was growing up, there weren’t enough books around that were about disabled people who knew how to use their abilities, while never forgetting their disabilities.

Being a writer, I have always dreamed of writing exactly that kind of book myself. So I bring you a little e-book of my own original poetry, called Listen To The Silence. Just like Same Difference, I hope that this book has something for everyone. I hope that DisAbled readers will be able to see parts of their lives, and their own thoughts, feelings and opinions, in this book, and that mainstream readers might learn something from these poems about our lives, thoughts and feelings.

Regular readers of Same Difference may have seen some of these poems before, as some have featured as blog posts in the past.

As of December 31st 2012 a bigger and hopefully better version of the e-book is available on Amazon from here for £3. This will download to your Kindle, Kindle for PC, Iphone, Ipad and similar devices.

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32 Comments leave one →
  1. Asif Abdulalim permalink
    May 6, 2010 7:26 am

    Dear Sarah this is a well done job and I wish you success in your future endevours and Keep it up with the same.
    Our prayers are always there for you.

    Asif

  2. Zul Adamji permalink
    May 6, 2010 5:23 pm

    Hi Sarah,
    I am going through your ebook and your blogs. You have done a wonderful job and I hope you have much success in the future.
    ZUL

  3. Alia Jan permalink
    May 8, 2010 12:58 am

    Hey Sis,

    This is an amazing project you’ve taken on! You always serve as an inspiration to me.
    Lots of love,
    Alia

  4. Mazhar Asghar permalink
    May 8, 2010 5:51 am

    Amazing and touching piece of work. You have given great expression to your feelings. Wish you all the success and more importantly all the happiness that can be there can be. I am extremly proud of you. Continue the great work, and more importantly continue to live life with determination to excel. May happiness always follow you.

  5. Parveen permalink
    May 9, 2010 2:09 pm

    hey 🙂

    your doing something tremendous here and you are an inspiration to everyone 🙂

    lots of love,
    parveen

  6. Naseem Jivanjee permalink
    May 10, 2010 10:15 pm

    Sarah,
    We enjoyed reading your poems.
    They touched our hearts and truly expressed your feelings.
    Keep writing.
    Naseem and Shamoun

  7. khalid khan permalink
    May 26, 2010 7:57 am

    Hey friends
    My name is khalid khan and I am from Pakistan.
    I 26 years young and phsically challaged with severe cerebral palsy CP since birth,
    I have disability from one right hand and both legs.
    I can’t even stand on floor.my life is too much panful.

    I am just come here looking for help .and guidance …..
    I hope that you are all help me and guid me that how can should live is peaceful life…….
    Best Regards
    khalid khan from pakistan
    email address khalid45kk@gmail.com

  8. May 30, 2010 7:55 pm

    Wonderful and deeply touching poems. Look forward to more.

  9. Hafiz Maje permalink
    June 1, 2010 1:59 am

    Hi, Sara, I don’t think we’ve met, but your family and mine go back a long long way. I therefore felt honoured when your Dad invited me to look at your poems. I went through the first few poems and I can definitely say I’ll keep coming back until I’ve been through all of them. Poems need to be savoured and thoroughly enjoyed in a relaxed manner. That is why I’m taking my time with them. They are very thoughtfully written and they provide a voice to people with disabilities. Quite often, in the hurly burly of a hurried life, we tend to overlook the humanity that we all share, we tend to forget that all human beings, disabled people no less, have a worth in society, have an important contribution to make, and make our families and societies whole. It is really a disability not to be able to recognise this. Many many thanks for your powerful words. I do know that your family are very proud of your achievements, and now we have evidence in verse to justify this. May you be blessed with more succesful endeavours of a similar kind.

  10. Fakhrudin Dawoodkhan permalink
    June 17, 2010 12:13 pm

    Dear Sarah

    I was both delighted and humbled by meeting you recently. Since then I have gone through your blog and your inspirational poems. They have a message for all of us, the teachers who can only see the wheel chair and not the person in it, the politicians who are too occupied with their own careers and the millions, like myself, who is too busy to hear that unspoken word of the child in that room with yellow walls or the child in the playground who is unable to participate.

    Wish you success.

    Fakhrudin

  11. TURAB JIVANJEE permalink
    June 21, 2010 8:47 pm

    YOU ARE A VERY REMARKABLE YOUNG LADY DOING A WONDERFUL JOB IN RAISING AWARENESS OF THE NEEDS AND FEELINGS OF THE DISABLED FOLKS WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY.
    I HAVE LEARNT A GREAT DEAL TALKING TO MY SON SAMIR WHO SPENDS 2 WEEKS OF HIS ANNUAL HOLIDAYS WORKING WITH THE SENSE ORGANISATION —TAKING THE PHYSICALLY AND / OR MENTALLY CHALLENGED CHILDREN ON HOLIDAY.
    I AM FULL OF ADMIRATION FOR YOU AND WISH YOU SUCCESS WITH YOUR WRITING.
    BEST WISHES ALWAYS
    TURAB JIVANJEE

  12. April 6, 2013 12:42 pm

    Great job Sarah!! Good Luck for your future. Waiting for allots of wonderful poems from you. 🙂

  13. Muns permalink
    May 22, 2013 11:11 am

    Hi Sara,

    Keep up the good work. I read most of your blog and can see that you are doing a wonderful job.

  14. May 30, 2013 1:14 am

    Hi Sara, I love your work I have just bought it. I am organising a spoken work even in Chiswick for the charity I volunteer with Disability Network Hounslow. Would you be up for performing some of your work for us (bring copies of your book too). You have my email address let me know it will probably be the end of July start of August. Keep up the great work as my PA Hannah says your Proper Lush (I am told this is a term of endearment but hey I’m 52 what do I know?

  15. March 21, 2014 1:13 pm

    Hi I will look at your book later. I have a book of poetry myself on Amazon Quill 2 Ink 2 Paper and also a blog of the same name. I also post on poetrysoup and my other blog http://www.lcfc1884.wordpress.com I have also created a newsletter Free Speech News. I have only done one issue so far via Newspaper Club. I downloaded the PDF and printed some off myself. The PDF is free from https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/63697373-5cf1-4ba7-8f8d-2d9b67c9a45d I welcome articles and letters
    Hope you don’t mind me mentioning the above. I will put a link on my blog to this one if it is OK.

    • March 21, 2014 1:27 pm

      Of course I don’t mind you mentioning your writing Ken. I will check yours out later too 🙂

      Please do put a link to my e-book on your blog. Not only is it ok, but it would be very much appreciated.

      Best wishes

      Samedifference1

  16. March 21, 2014 2:51 pm

    Thanks. I have downloaded your ebook to my tablet. I also volunteer for a news agency Down Not Out based in Leicester. We have a website reporting on issues such as welfare reforms homelessness disability and the vulnerably disadvantaged. We had a youtube video made The story of DNO. We are linked with Action Homeless but 60% cut in their funding have meant less support for us.

  17. March 21, 2014 11:53 pm

    Enjoyed the book. I think my colleagues will like it too. I know somebody who is a campaigner for disability rights. Very outspoken.

  18. December 1, 2014 5:38 am

    I have just started a short story and poetry blog “Tales of Unwise Paths” and would like to put a poem from “Listen to the Silence” on it. May I have your permission? And which poem would you prefer placed?

    • January 18, 2015 10:52 am

      Hello, sorry, I’ve only just seen this! Of course, you are free to post any poem of your choice from Listen To The Silence. Please credit me as the author. Thanks 🙂

      • January 18, 2015 11:15 am

        Many thanks. I bought your kindle book which I very much enjoyed. You said somewhere that some of your poems had been put on your blog. I searched but could not find any. Could you point me to the articles with your poems? If not, I will copy and direct people back to “Same Difference”. No hurry. 🙂

      • January 18, 2015 10:56 pm

        The posts with my poems in them are all linked here https://samedifference1.com/category/sd1s-original-writing/ 🙂

      • January 19, 2015 2:15 am

        Snow White was a good story to choose. The original fairy tale always left me with the feeling – well, what happened next?
        Thank you for the link and permission to reblog some of your work. I don’t usually put two pieces from the same author up together, but I have my eye on your Frosty the Snowman next. Many thanks. Your work is a pleasure to read. 🙂

      • January 19, 2015 10:47 am

        Many thanks for your compliments! You are free to reblog any original writing of mine you like, whenever you like 🙂

      • January 19, 2015 11:05 am

        Many thanks – I believe you get notified of reblogs . From now on I will reblog ” with thanks). 🙂

      • January 19, 2015 11:09 am

        Please do 🙂

  19. May 25, 2016 3:41 pm

    My sister and I both have disabilities of sorts. She has an orphan syndrome known as Larsen’s which causes multiple joint disorders from bones and muscles not growing together in sync. Maybe she would like your poetry as I’m sure I will.

    I hope they offer it through the American Kindle. As for me I am diagnosed with Bipolar 2 disorder, and I also am interested in writing. A problem I am afraid of is losing benefits–a major problem here. I’m sure it also poses a problem over there too.

  20. November 30, 2016 3:18 am

    We have a project Seeing Beyond the Surface and would love to showcase one of your poems http://seeingbeyondthesurface.webs.com/guideline

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