It’s Your Time to Shine

by Sharon Lea, CAA Professor

It’s your time to shine
society has come a long way
sometimes you have been overlooked
some would simply turn away

People would lose interest
if speech was slow or slurred
instead of taking a few minutes of time
everyone wants to be heard

They couldn’t take a moment
to see inside your beautiful mind
maybe not the quickest one
but ideas, opinions of every kind

People often averted their eyes
So afraid of what they didn’t understand
if they only asked, you would tell them
simply ask and take my hand

They would see a wheelchair
or the tremor in both of your hands
thinking your mind wasn’t capable
to learn about geography or foreign lands

It’s your time to shine
to experience all of what life can be
society has come a long way
for everyone to be happy and free!