500 Years of Fighting Back
By Louise Hewitt
For over 500 years we have had to fight for our rights,
500 years of having to prove ourselves to society that we deserve to be here and heard,
All those centuries of being seen as a plague rather than human beings,
As though our lives do not matter.
There is too much greed when it comes to money over human life,
Why should people with disabilities be made to suffer at the cost of a society that doesn’t care or understand,
Why are we labelled as numbers for so long.
You would think after 500 years things would have got better,
But no, even now we are still battling for our rights,
How much longer will it take until we don’t need to battle anymore,
When will society finally grow up and accept us for who we are.