Nothing comes easy in life. If you are going through good, your life is amazing. But, if you are going through worst, then smile away your scars.
You are your only savior. Just like your shadow, shadow is the one who never leaves your side no matter how your day is, it remains with you 24*7. Then you can have your own back... Just keep breathing and keep believing
Everyone stared at him as he looked strange and rare, As they all had their bags and bottles but that bizzare chair, They all alienated him assuming him as a lazy bone, Who loved to bother others, didn't wish to move on his own.
Whenever they encountered him, tormented him to the core, Ruthlessly jolted his chair until he fell on the floor, Seeing him struggle, rise and fall over and over again, They clapped and giggled, surrounded him forming a chain.
He used to bleed through his eyes but his lips ceased, They hammered into his brain that he was permanently diseased, Worried mother couldn't see him sinking bit by bit, signs of submission, He pleaded his father to withdraw his school admission.
Months passed by, school authorities intervened to get the problem solved, Bullies were warned, their ill - behaviour got immediately dissolved, Everything seemed to be calm at the surface but it was actually not so, The inability to befriend someone was still stabbing the tender soul like a foe.
Sitting alone with the tiffin, his tears damped his favourite cookies drop by drop, Sobbing continuously, he asked his legs, "Why don't you let me jump and hop?" "Why this chair keeps me glued? My back hurts to sit erect all day," "Even my 1 year old brother has started walking but me, for how many more years like this will I stay? "
These questions echoed within the walls of his crippled heart, But they hit the core of heavens hard like a perfectly thrown dart, Soon there was a new admission in the middle of the academic year, The girl was actually an angel sent as an answer to his indirect prayer.
She neared him & asked, "If you don't mind, can you be my friend?" In a soft voice he replied, "I am a handicapped, I can't play with you, can't even stand, " "Oh, But that's not a problem, we can still be friends and have fun togather",she said, He extended his hands hesitantly as none ever wished for what the girl had.
Spending time with him in the school and park, she managed to pull out his best, Made him realise, there was absolutely nothing he couldn't do, he too was like the rest, He was not 'Disabled' rather 'Differently abled', had the power to break the monotony, It took gallons of criticisms to cause a bud dwindle and a single drop of acceptance to rejuvenate, irony!