As you all know, I have Cerebral Palsy. I would like to bring awareness regarding this, as March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month. This poem below is for all my friends with Cerebral Palsy as well as other disabilities. I hope you enjoy it.
I was born
With a part of me I didn’t ask for
Palsy as it was called
It made things harder for me to do
And so I had to work so it wouldn’t make me blue.
People saw and made assumptions
That I knew were untrue
They thought it defined me,
But I knew it could never be.
Palsy often made me cry
And wish for something other than
But I realized it was because of the people
The people that wanted the norm.
They didn’t appreciate the difference
The diversity it could bring
Because to be honest, the world is too boring
To just remain the same.
And so I let my tears dry
And asked myself,
Why should I despise this?
For it was a friend that stood by my side
That helped me to fly, fly, and fly
Palsy was strength
Palsy was a teacher
Palsy was compassion
It made me believe
It let me live to be me
To be an individual
And most of all,
To become a warrior.
Remember to wear green on March 25. Please continue to spread awareness of Cerebral Palsy, as well as other disabilities.