The real handicap.

The stick in his hand was shaking as if it couldn’t take his weight anymore. His hands were shivering like he couldn’t hold the stick for long.

It was a rainy day and the rain seemed like it’s not gonna stop anytime soon.
The old man with the stick was in rags which weren’t capable of keeping him warm.
A guy stood beside him with earphones plugged in, humming to the tune and shaking his head to the rhythm.
The old man approached him,

Excuse me, sir…can you please..”

“No, I got nothing to give you! Stop begging and find some work. Sheesh!”
The guy scowled.

“Can I help you cross the road, grandpa??”
A kid asked the old man, taking hold of his hand.

“Ahh yes, child! Can you please take me to the other side of the road?”

“Yes, grandpa.”

The boy took the grandpa to the other side, limping. Yes, the boy was handicapped. The guy crossed the road too, humming.

The grandpa looked at the kid and the guy and began to wonder,
Who are handicapped? Those who can’t help or those who won’t?

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15 Comments Add yours

  1. The Hook says:

    You have a gift for casting a light on issues we’d rather ignore, my friend.
    Well done and thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, Mr. Hook!

      Like

  2. theaustraliansojourner says:

    I mentioned you today on my blog.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. I just saw it!! Thanks again ๐Ÿ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

      1. theaustraliansojourner says:

        ๐Ÿ™‚ You’re very welcome.

        Liked by 1 person

  3. theaustraliansojourner says:

    Todays wordPress Prompt is understanding and I think that is what this is about – understanding. Good story. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much!! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

      1. theaustraliansojourner says:

        You’re welcome ๐Ÿ™‚

        Liked by 1 person

  4. kiwinana says:

    Reblogged this on Ramblings of a Writer and commented:
    Here is an example of life that we could all take note of, written by a young man that we could all learn from, he writes from his heart.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks for thr reblog, nana๐Ÿ˜ƒ

      Liked by 1 person

  5. MEGumiho says:

    A story worth sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    1. thank you MEG ๐Ÿ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Christa chn says:

    @ridiculous barath, Beautiful lessons of life given here, beautiful post.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you, Christa.
      ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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