Proud to be Deaf?

Proud to be Deaf?

By: Maxwell Nevin, Shooters Hill post-16 campus, College

Proud to be Deaf?
Can’t decide………

Don’t matter who you are
And what life is like
Need to be proud of yourself
Who you are.
I am proud of myself.

I had hard time
I felt little bit like I don’t want to be deaf
Felt little bit odd
Wondering why
Because in the whole wide world hearing people are different to me.

When I take hearing aids off
I hear NOTHING !
But when I put them on
What is better
Silence or sound?
Sound all the way… but it annoys me and I switch it off.
Silence all the way… but I need to hear sound for life.
Can’t decide ………………….