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PARA-BADMINTON 3 DWARF

 


PARA-BADMINTON 3

DWARF

-         Meher Pestonji (India)

 

“Tingu!”, “Joker!”, “Shortie!”

Taunts were the boy’s second name.

 

He grew up

but his body did not grow

 

needing three steps

when others took one

 

Sports teacher sowed seeds

Defiance breeding resilience,

 

No more fears

No more tears.

 

When he won gold, silver, bronze

his frenemies had to cheer

 

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