The aim is to write as many of these poems as possible to build a comprehensive picture of life with a disability in 21st century Britain. Sadly this means I will be producing work of depressing negativity most of the time in order to reflect brutal realities in a cathartic manner. I will never shy away from this, although I understand that my friends and family find such honesty to be upsetting at times. No one likes to read about the suffering of their loved ones on a regular basis.
The problem is that I am a truth-sayer. This will not change, but to celebrate my birthday week and show my love for my friends I will attempt to look on the apparent bright side for a short period.
Wish me luck.
Time to shake things up
The old routine needs to change
All limits ignored
My differences embraced
Smile though your heart is aching