3. Reasons you cannot be deaf

You donít sound funny.
You donít talk too loud.
You have such a nice voice.
Youíre so normal.
You can wear hearing aids.
You can turn up your hearing aids.
You can try harder.
You donít have any trouble hearing me.
You can do better if you try.
You can hear anything you want to hear.
You can try harder.
You can never really learn sign language.
You didnít grow up deaf.
You didnít go to a deaf school.
You tried to pass as hearing.
You try to pass as hearing.
You donít fit in.
You donít get the jokes.
You donít understand the language.
You donít understand the language.
You just donít understand the language.
Reasons you canít be hearing:
You canít hear.

--Ilene C. Caroom,
"Like Love, This Choice of a Language"

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