I got this from a friend and thought the poem was so beautiful. So, I thought I'd like to share that with you guys.
I Hear Your Hand
We cannot hear anything at all becasue we are deaf.
Cannont hear voices,
We can only see their mouths moving,
Cannot hear our own voices,
We can only feel it in our throats.
Cannot hear laughter,
We can only see it in their faces.
Cannot hear the sound of playing,
We can only see other people play,
Cannot hear the screams,
We only see their mouths open
or the startled reactions of people
Cannot hear weeping,
We only see their tear stained cheeks.
We only see it in their scowling faces and fingers shaking up and down our face.
Cannot hear love and peace in voices of beloved ones,
We only see love and peace in their faces.
Cannot hear our names being announced,
We only know if our friends, family or interpreters informs us.
Cannot hear the beat of music,
We only feel the vibrations,
Cannot hear the wind whistling through leaves on the trees, We only see the leaves moving and the trees swawying
Cannot hear the oceans; waves beating upon shores,
We only see them crashing forward, then retreating.
Cannot hear the foot steps in the darkness,
We only feel them.
Cannot hear the hum of machines around us,
We only feel them when we place our hands upon them.
Cannot hear the televisions, We only read the words on the screen with the help of closed captions.
Cannot hear the sounds the seasons bring to us,
We only see the changes the seasons bring to us.
The list can only be endless.
Hearing people's world is filled with sounds
Our world is filled with sights and vibrations.
They think we are missing out on the sounds.
We will never hear if hearing people put their mouths to our ears and scream down into them.
But we can hear golden sound very well - SILENCE.