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Submission for April Issue, 2023 (Vol. 4, No. 1) is going on. Last date for submission is 31 March, 2023.

PARA-BADMINTON 1 AMPUTEE

 


PARA-BADMINTON 1

AMPUTEE

-         Meher Pestonji (India)

 

She has only one leg

But more determination

than most people with two

 

She stared pain in the face

when her leg was severed

by a speeding train

 

In intensive care

she had one word to share

with doctors: Badminton

 

Walker, crutches, prosthetics

and she was on the court again

unhooking false leg

to hop while others ran

winning bronze, silver, gold

again and again

 

Winning matches

no match

for winning

at life

 

 

 

 

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