This was not meant to be a poem. I just thought to write down a few lines on the subject. What does “Special” mean to you. Share with us in the comments section.
Special is good. Special is different.
Special is how it feels,
On an anniversary dinner night.
When your best friend says, “I love you.”
And when they don’t,
You believe, because, they are special too.
Your eyes betray your mutual truths.
The glassy transparency of it
Is clear for all to see.
Special is sad, sometimes, too.
Special is how you don’t want to feel,
Who you don’t want to be, when
Special means trouble. Crisis. Duty –
“Lord, let this cup pass, please”
“Yes, not Your will but mine.”
Special means rejection.
A walk in the dark.
Until you finally accept your truth.
Special is patient endurance,
A cycle of raised hopes
And dashed expectations.
Special is confusion. Desperation.
“Lord, please take him away.”
“Let him just die, please.”
Special is living a lie. Denial –
“This is not my portion, Lord,
You know I deserve better.”
Special means groping in the dark – a dead end.
The miracle might never come,
No matter how hard you pray.
Special is crying behind closed doors.
You seek to understand.
You seek to be understood.
Special is candor – you finally accept.
It’s a chance to teach –
To teach your reality.
Special means loving,
Without expecting anything back.
No, not in the way you’d expect.
Special means ups and Down’s – a rollercoaster ride.
Sometimes you can fix it.
Sometimes you can heal.
Special is lonely. Special is fighting.
A cause not yours.
A cause all yours.
Special is a chance at learning.
New ways, new things.
You gamble too, take your chances.
With special, sight isn’t necessarily vision
And muteness might not translate
To being without voice.
Even the hard of hearing
Still keep their ears close to the ground.
It’s all in how you perceive your curve-ball.
Special breeds gratitude.
Not because they’re lesser humans but
Because you can be more humane.
Special is an open heart, pun intended or not.
Sometimes, they’re the most generous,
That you’ll ever find.
Special is where a small success
Is a big victory.
Not spectacular, true, but it’s all they live for.
Special sees not color. Special sees no status.
Special is all around you.
It’s what this is all about.