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Rick Weaver

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To Understand

 

Living in a silent world a little deaf boy or girl

begins to learn with talking hands.

Finger spelling, signing words their little ears have never heard

You must be deaf to understand

 

Understand the hurt. Imagine the pain

of never hearing the sound of children laughing in the rain,

never listening to the music of your favorite band.

To never hear anything...

You must be deaf to understand.

 

Living in a darkened world a little blind boy or girl

must learn to see with tiny hands.

To feel the love on Mommy's face, read Doctor Seuss from a Braille page

You must be blind to understand

 

Understand the hurt. Imagine the pain

of never seeing a rainbow after the rain,

never watching the sun rise across this great land.

To never see anything...

You must be blind to understand.

 

Every day across this world special little boys and girls

begin their day in loving hands.

Special teachers, special schools that teach life's most important rule

You have to love to understand.

 

Understand the joy. Imagine if you can

The feeling you’ll get when you take a child’s hand

And lead them to a world that’s waiting just for them

It takes someone special. You have to love to understand

Yes you can be special, too.

If you only love you'll understand.

   

©2000 Rick Weaver