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If Harold Had Legs
by James Clayton Taylor

Friday, January 14, 2005
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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I knew Harold, when I worked in AmericaCorp. This,gift of poetry, is from the poetry book, One Man's Journey.


If Harold had legs, and
Two strong hands to hold.
He might be an electrician.
He could fix the light partition,

If Harold had legs and
Two strong hands to hold.
He would shoot
Big time basketball,

firing in deuces and tres,
Be master of the ball.
If Harold had legs, and
Two strong hands to hold

Harold is home after
20 years in a nursing home.
In his new house, built
With a circle of friends,

“Here’s what they devised,” he says,
“They plan to slide me off the bed,
through a hole in the wall,
and into the bath.”

No telling what Harold would do,
Where life may have taken him,
If Harold had legs, and
two strong hands to hold.

(And two strong hands to hold)

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Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader) 1/20/2005
Oh how sad. The simple things we take forgranted. A Beautifully written wake up poem so sad but gives the courage to continue on and remind all to always be there His new house built with a circle of friends! I love that. That's really very nice. Very nice.
Reviewed by Sue Hess 1/14/2005
interesting write...makes me feel guilty for having done so little with the ones i have
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 1/14/2005
He learned to adapt and he was well and I have worked with Americans With Disabilities Act.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 1/14/2005
so true, but people with disabilities can really surprise you! they can do great things if they are given a chance. i know this because i am physically disabled myself; but i still work and pay my bills! great write!!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D

mind if i save this one?? it's too good!
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