Poems about disability

Special Educational Needs

busy classroom

You sit me on a chair that hurts
In a classroom full of noise and light
You put a pen in my wrong hand
And tell me that I have to write

You speak in terms that don't make sense
You write in symbols I can't see
You talk to everyone at once
You talk to everyone but me

Odd

Neurotypicals
Seem odd because they can't see
The trees for the wood

Invisible Festival

20/04/2018 - 19:30

Janine takes the Disaffected Middle-aged Women to this excellent event ...

Celebrating the culture and unique talents of people with invisible disabilities, such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia and synaesthesia, this groundbreaking show will feature spoken word, comedy and live performance art by highly acclaimed artists with invisible disabilities. 

Venue: Rich Mix London, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA

Ode to SuBo

The media is reporting that Susan Boyle may never perform live again, and that this is because of her Asperger Syndrome - implying that it is her autism that is the problem rather than the barriers that the entertainment industry puts in the way of autistic artists.

From struggling years her star had come to rise
When those judgemental judges were surprised
A frump like her could have a splendid voice
The admen and accountants full rejoiced
But putting on that mask was such a drain
Now Susan may not sing on stage again

Change Here

Based on a true incident ...

Paula was tired from a day out protesting
Paula was on her way home, needed resting
She slumped on the train and
She winced against pain and
She thought, "Days like this one are testing"

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