National poetry day – Manifesto to my social worker and everyone.

These words are those of a father and a son. Young and Learning Disabled, non verbal and becoming an adult, but his Dad knows his son. His Dad can see the wishes and aspirations in his sons eyes. Those wishes they put to words for all to hear. So read aloud and capture their will

Manifesto to my Social Worker and Everyone

I don’t want you to see me, because if you see me I’m not part of your community

I don’t want to be a shadow in a residential home, because I want to be another face in the street

I don’t want many things, but I want to be able to have everything

I don’t want people to have special clubs for me, because if I’m in that club I’m not in the club your in

I don’t want to be a special name, a word or a group, because I want to be a boy a man and a bloke

There is many things I want to be but you don’t know any of them, yet you get to experience all of them

I don’t want to pat dogs in a day centre, I want to bloody well own a dog and take it for walks

I don’t want your fears to define me, I want my actions and choice to scare the crap out of you as you run for the risk assessment

I want to be a pain in the Arse, I want to be a nice bloke, I want to do voluntary work, god I spose so

But what I wanna do is have a drink, have kids, have a fight. Kiss a girl or a boy I’ll decide

But I want to do all of that and more tonight, tomorrow and whenever

I don’t want you to see me, because at the point you don’t see me I might actually be part of your community.

I don’t want to be part of your community, because I want you to be part of our community

I have no idea what our community is, but what I do know is that I would let you do whatever you want to within it

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