Born into silence

Born into silence

By: Joanna Shtrosberg, ~, Grown Ups!

First the shock
The realisation
Not what we expected
Not what we dreamed
A cruel reality

Our child born into silence
Our world changed forever
Fear of the future
Fear of the unknown

The clock ticks
Options present themselves
Hope springs

A world of sound
Even though the sound is different
It is there
And all the more beautiful

Sound teaches hearing
And speech
And the realisation that all is not lost
Hope has turned into reality
Expectations exceeded

Still a world of silence
But only sometimes
Still a struggle
But there is success
Still a shock
But, at last, acceptance