Tag: Cerebral Palsy

Claiming my Shadow Self – On Writing Disabled

Years ago, a friend of mine asked me if I would ever write a novel with a character who had Multiple sclerosis. I gave him a definitive no. When he asked me why not and pointed out that people would want to read a… Continue Reading “Claiming my Shadow Self – On Writing Disabled”

Still Unbroken – A Poem

There are still times when I feel broken. I am walking on a path covered in sand and I can look back at each step that I have taken. Though the ground may look flat to you, I see mountains, peaks and valleys. I… Continue Reading “Still Unbroken – A Poem”

The Wild Sea Within – A Poem

I often feel as if my body contains a storm at sea. It rages inside of me, trying to tear me limb from limb. I can feel my skin being pulled taunt and I am desperately trying to hold it together. Sometimes, all I… Continue Reading “The Wild Sea Within – A Poem”

The Joy of Release – A Poem

I sit outside, the air cold upon my face. Sun is shining down through leaves coloured red, orange, gold and yellow. When the sun shines through them, it changes the colour of my skin. Though there is joy all around me, I am torrent… Continue Reading “The Joy of Release – A Poem”

Monster for Love – A Poem

When I awoke, my body felt as if it had been broken and sewn back together, only the pieces of my body weren’t all mine. My body was re-created, three pieces came together to make a whole. They whispered their names, these smoky others,… Continue Reading “Monster for Love – A Poem”

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