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DON’T LOVE ME SO
Dr. T. Pinnock 1962 (Hartford, Ct)
Don’t love me so
Don’t love me because I am unable to walk.
I live my life as beautiful as yours.
In fact, I love the way I live.
It is God’s Giving Power.
And I thank the Lord
And I will thank the Lord for the future.
Maybe I can’t walk, but I know in my mind
I will be somebody.
The things I have wanted are going to be there.
And I know one day
I will be great.
I will give.
I will be understanding, and most of all, Loving.
I am a handicapped with a lot of hope.
And I am living in a world that has no hope at all.
Only the people who are unable get hope
because they know how it feels
to be locked up in a wheelchair.
They know how it hurts to have people
looking at you and saying,
Look at that poor kid
Right in front of your face – like you can’t see or hear.
It makes you want to tell them off.
It doesn’t matter since they can’t understand
your marble talk.
One day a wind will come and the Hand of God will
touch the handicapped and all will be saved.
I cannot change other people, but I can change.
If we love our God, maybe He will see us.
Theodore Arthur Pinnock
February 18, 1974
Submitted by dr_pinnock on July 08, 2021
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