In The Blink Of An Eye - Adam's Story

 

Adam Alexander Bojelian 20 January 2000 - 24 March 2015

 

I'm eleven years old (in 2011) and like writing poetry. Other boys and girls play with toys. I play with words. I blink to speak so have to write all my poems by blinking, spelling out words and phrases. It can take me all day to write just one line and months to complete a whole poem. In July 2010 I was awarded one of the first Brit Writers Awards at a ceremony at the 02 in London in recognition of my ability to write poetry. In December 2010 I was awarded a Gold Blue Peter badge again for my poetry writing. In January 2011 I was "Highly Commended" in the Scottish Book Trust/Sunday Herald, Jacqueline Wilson Short Story competition.

This is one of my poems

Coming Out Of The Ghetto

We are coming out of the ghetto,
We are shouting loud and clear,
About the rights that we have,
This is going to be our year.

We are coming out of ghetto,
We are going to join you all,
Full participation,
Is our clarion call.

Don't dare to underestimate
All that we can do,
We have our thoughts and with help
We are able too.

We may be small, may not walk,
May talk in different ways,
But with our determination
We'll set the world ablaze.

Give us disabled children
The voice we should have,
Stop deciding what is best for us,
We've really had enough.

We know our minds, if you just ask,
We'll tell you what we need,
Don't think you always know what's best,
Let us take the lead.

We are coming out of the ghetto,
We are shouting loud and clear,
About the rights that we have,
This is going to be our year.

We are coming out of the ghetto,
We are going to join you all,
Full participation,
Is our clarion call.

(c) Adam Bojelian, May 2010

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