Simply how I feel

woman with face in hands

A poem from an NDIS Appeals support client about her experience.

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SIMPLY HOW I FEEL

 

IS MY COUNTRY TRYING TO HURT ME?

Is my country trying to hurt me?
I love my country, does my country love me?
If I say sorry for being sick,
Could I please have access to healthcare, without needing to fight for it?
Would a sorry from me simply do the trick?

My future I can see right in front of me,
Now I am on the DSP,
I simply do not have a money tree,
So old sick and homeless could become a fact,
What are we doing, understanding it seems I lack.

Is my country trying to hurt me?
I love my country, does my country love me?
If I say sorry for being sick,
Could I please have access to healthcare, without needing to fight for it?
Would a sorry from me simply do the trick?

Aussie born, true blue,
A backyard soldier it is also true,
A victim again I am worried I will become,
If I say sorry for being sick,
Could I please have access to healthcare, without needing to fight for it?
Would a sorry from me simply do the trick?

Is my country trying to hurt me?
I love my country, does my country love me?
If I say sorry for being sick,
Could I please have access to healthcare, without needing to fight for it?
Would a sorry from me, simply do the trick?

I ask am I deemed as expendable, unworthy because I stand as one,
It’s my life and I get only one,
So forgive me if I stand and fight,
For simply what I feel should be my basic human right,
So If I say sorry for being sick,
Could I please have access to healthcare, without needing to fight for it?
Would a sorry from me simply do the trick?

Is my country trying to hurt me?
I love my country, does my country love me?
If I say sorry for being sick,
Could I please have access to healthcare, without needing to fight for it?
Would a sorry from me, simply do the trick?

AJJ

 

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Does this poem resonate with you?  If you’d like to share your NDIS experience with us, send us an email to qai@qai.org.au.