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Take your wings and fly
by Wendy Orzel

Life is wonderful life is free life is what you make it to be
that's the general sentiment into today's world
that anyone can be anything
but with a disability is this so

We all want to live, work and be a neighbor
without the added baggage caused by the ramp
or the cane that guides people
through the mud, rain or snow

It's your inner beauty within thee
the world is filled with opportunity for you to see
so don't let your disability affect your ability too succeed

Today you have to lead to make life better
for those who follow
you have the power
to make today's dream a reality for tomorrow

One must have courage to make it through life's journey
don't be afraid if your wings start to bend
courage is not a matter of doing right or wrong
and will take to the journey end

Sometimes we wonder when will we be able to fly
keep reaching for the sky and when you feel ready
then you take your wings and fly

You must not forget no matter what happens in a persons life
just always remember you're not alone
because at the end there will be
someone there who cares.

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