Re: Sam’s Ice Cream

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Sam’s Ice Cream
Simple Sam
With Ice Cream in hand
Watching it melt
“Is this a feeling you’ve ever felt?” says Sam
Take a stand for simple Sam
Special indeed
Not like us. No need for greed
No need for speed
Sam was slow
His mind was unable to grow
And Sam never knew
What the power of this mind could do
Like going to war. Starting a fight
Racing a bike
Having something you did not like
Winning a race
Lying to your face
This was something Sam couldn’t know
Sam was slow
Standing wet in a pouring rain
Sam never complained
Wasn’t vain
Simple Sam with Ice Cream in hand
Pointed at and called insane
Unable to be like all of us
Never to argue. Never to fuss
Sam smiled
Never did Sam have our style
Never produced that which is vile
Somebody take a stand
For that which is slow
Unable to think but someone who knows
That which is special
That which is Sam
Oblivious to it all with
Ice Cream in hand
I knew Sam in High School. He arrived on the “smaller bus”.
If you’ve never spent a day with a special needs person – you are really missing out. They have some of the best insight into this crazy world. I’ve spent many long hours with Sam – and he’s one of the “brightest” people I know.