Here's some poetry I wrote when I took a writing class through the U.C.L.A. extension program earlier in the year. Many of the poems reflect my true feelings about my disability, as well as give you insight into some of the activities I do. Enjoy!
Adventures in a Wheelchair
Clack , click
Hand on my joystick.
I leave my room.
Zoom zoom zoom .
Heading for some way out where on into the ocean air.
I wish I could fly.
Fly high in the sky.
Skiing at Big Bear Mountain
Look at me go so fast in the snow.
Moving left and right with ease.
The use of my arms instead of my knees.
“Look at me” I say.
Filled with such glee.
I can do it myself.
I only need me.”
First Grade- Why can’t I?
Everyone else is learning to write.
Something doesn’t seem quite right.
My hands are taking flight.
Why? Why can’t I write?
Horse back riding
I jump on the horse and for the course.
As the horse goes around,
I have to make sure to not land on the ground.
The horse looks down as he hears a new sound.
“Come on horse stop fooling around.”
I go into the pool .
Where it is nice and cool.
I could stay there all day.
It’s like freedom today.
I swim like a fish.
Move as I wish.
I don’t care bout turning blue,
I’ll stay there til day bids Adieu.
- Danger Is My Middle Name!
- My name is Rachael. I'm a writer. I have cerebral palsy. You’ve probably already read the headline. It says:” Danger Is My Middle Name!” I'm the kind of person who will do almost anything for excitement. If someone says, “Rachael, Don’t you think this is a little dangerous?" My immediate response is, “Danger is my middle name!" My first book,” The Hunt for Heaven" has been published through Chaplain Publishing. I have two articles published and I'm working on putting together a portfolio. My articles have been published in the "Santa Clarita Magazine," my local magazine, and the "Canyon Call," my college newspaper. I'm currently working on a devotional book via this blog site. My goal in doing this website is to get the attention of editors who publish devotionals, and perhaps fulfill my dream of creating a devotional magazine for children. On my blog I talk about the many adventures and challenges I face with CP. I hope you enjoy my writing. If you have any questions, comments, or writing ideas, feel free to let me know. Are you ready for an adventure? Hold On! It's going to be a wild ride!