Thoughts of a Deaf Spouse
Adapted from “Thoughts of a Deaf Child” by: Stephen J. Bellitz
My spouse knew I was deaf
even before meeting me
And since then, many years ago
Has never signed to me.
I know when I’m around my house
My spouse wants me to voice
It makes my spouse more comfortable
For me I have no choice.
I try to communicate my spouse’s way
It’s uncomfortable for me
My spouse won’t learn to sign
Ashamed or Apathy???
I never cared much about the sound
of radios and bands
What hurts me is I’ve never heard
My spouse’s signing hands.