People and Things, a mother-daughter Blog

December 1, 2008


One more peak experiene in my life that happened when I worked in the public library.


There was a group of mentally challenged individuals who visited more than

most patrons. One morning at the information desk, I was asked to come over by one man

who said he wanted me to help him,

to help his friend,

email his mother,

When I arrived at the public computer, a man with cerebral palsy sat infront of the screen


a piece of paper in his hand.

When his mother had phoned last she gave him her email…..nice eh?



One soul

making me cry

Even before

I walked up to him


Sitting there

Looking at the screen


Wanting his mama


His friend

Had come to me

At the desk,

to say,


“My friend

Wants to send

An e mail,

To his




I understood his special needs

But it was

Beyond me

to help them both

Even when I tried 


In fact,

I feel,

I failed.




Yeah me.




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