Today Friday posts are back! And we’re giving you a nice serving of spoken word on the topic of disability.
Mindy brings to us her gift of spoken poems. Her first poem, “Gabriel’s Death,” outlines the heart-wrenching difficulties being a parent of a child with disability can bring. Clinical terminology cloaks her pain, but the truth of the matter can bring one to tears.
Anne: After the success of the book “Wonder” these past couple of years and increasing recognition of people with disabilities, the poem “Dad and I Return to the Disease” by John Ratz stands out even stronger. Through his simple words, he communicates the struggles that he’s faced as an able-bodied sibling to his sister, who has a disability not clearly stated in the poem.
Have you heard of other poems on this topic, or have some spoken word pieces you’d like to share? Let us know!