A New Years’ Resolution
In looking at what I can do next to promote equality for the disabled, I decided rather than just my story, others also have their stories. That thought led me to the decision to put together an anthology of poems on disability written by the disabled. The only one I can find is an anthology of stories written many years ago. If you would like to contribute a poem, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would please send a short biography of five lines or so I would like to include it. If you feel comfortable in doing so, share your disability, but this is not required.
I will put the anthology on Amazon/Kindle.
Any proceeds will be used to donate books on disability to libraries.
Disabilities can be mental or physical.
Poetry may be any type or style.
I am planning to put it together in February so would like submissions by the end of January.
The tone can be positive or negative. We all have both feelings at some time.
I am thinking of the title “Our Disability Experiences” with the subtitle ‘A Poetic Anthology’.
Poems can be previously published, just cite original source. Those on blogs, Facebook and other social media do not need to have a citation
. I am looking forward to reading many wonderful poems. Please send just one poem. If I need more, I will let you know.
One of my first disability poems:
The Real Me
If you look past my disability
, the real me you will see.
I have goals just like you,
and yes, I have my dreams too.
Look past my broken outer shell,
and who I am you can tell
doesn’t define the real me in there
Look deep inside, you will see
my feelings and creativity.
Look for who I am you will see
, I am not just my disability.