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My unaccepted world

My unaccepted world

By: Vincent Hoskins, Thomas Tallis Secondary School, Year 10

 

When I was little, I could hear

When I was little, I lost my hearing

When I was little, mum didn’t want to take me out

Because I did not understand the world

Because I could not hear the world

 

When I grew older, I completely forgot my hearing

When I grew older, I was a very sad boy

At some point I was happy

At some point I was sad

Because of what happened in my lifetime

 

Now I am a teenager, I don’t feel like a boy

I feel like a man now

Now I’ve found an unaccepted vision loss

I don’t feel like anything … just like an unknown man

 

Now I’m a teenager, I’m having a very hard time

Of knowing what I can do and what I can’t do

 

Now I am a teenager, I can accept my hearing

Now I am a teenager, I cannot accept my vision

Now I am a teenager, I do not accept certain things

Though I can accept some

 

Now I’m a teenager, as time goes past

I will not know what the future looks like

Or how long my vision will last

 

All I know is that I am a sad boy

And this boy is Vincent