Occasionally, I attempt to compose a poem centered around a particular health condition, special need, or disability. The present one is focused on cerebal palsy. I strive to maintain a positive tone in these poems since I believe that we require more optimistic perspectives on such conditions. Nonetheless, I do not intend to downplay the difficulties associated with them, as they can be genuinely challenging. I apologize sincerely if anyone perceives my poem negatively.
In a world where every step forms a dance,
There exists a rhythm, born from circumstance,
A melody woven in resilience and perseverance,
A testament to the warriors of cerebral palsy, in every stance.
Symptoms may vary, yet each story aligns,
In muscle stiffness, or movements that intertwine,
In the tremble of a hand, or a walk’s design,
Yet in their spirit, there is no resign.
Speech may stutter, like a hesitant song,
Yet their voices, in strength, belong,
In their eyes, a determination strong,
In the unseen rhythm, they prove us wrong.
Balance may falter, like leaves in the wind,
Yet with each fall, resilience is pinned,
In their courage, victories are grinned,
In the unseen rhythm, hope is kindled and twinned.
Seizures may strike, like unexpected rain,
Yet they rise again and again,
In their struggle, there’s much to gain,
In the unseen rhythm, they break every chain.
Cognitive challenges may cloud the day,
Yet in their hearts, sunshine holds sway,
In their journey, they lead the way,
In the unseen rhythm, they do not stray.
As the stars twinkle in the vast night sky,
Echoes their spirit, in every sigh,
In the unseen rhythm, we identify,
The power of love, in cerebral palsy’s cry.