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About boywithoutlegs

I am the author of the boy without legs website. I was born without legs and have used the experience to write children's poetry. I would love for anyone to read and be inspired and if you are interested in publishing my poetry please contact me.

My Sweet Emily

(To the tune, “Always a woman to me” – Billy Joel) She lives in the present, yet decidedly prudent She’ll take you to school like you’re only a student And she’s not one to judge, you’re the only jury She’ll … Continue reading

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What is in a name?

Amputee, limb deficient, disabled, handicapped, differently abled, special, God’s children, thalidomide baby, war veteran, crippled, stumpy, deformed, birth defect, a burden, incomplete, helpless, gimp, freak… Sometimes a name is used to hurt, sometime they are used because we don’t have … Continue reading

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A wake up call

I was in a car accident today and it saved my life. I woke up like most every other day, tired yet rested enough. I got the kids out of bed, had breakfast and then set off to have our … Continue reading

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Go skateboarding

Go skateboarding, down the hill, feel gravity pull you through the turn Go skateboarding, tires squeal, smell smoke as the rubber burns Go skateboarding, grind the axle, hear the metal shriek down the rail Go skateboarding, heart races, taste your … Continue reading

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Don’t Get the Wrong Impression…

Frequently I run into people who have an idea of who I am long before they talk to me.  Many think I am a poor guy down on his luck, a war veteran with a chip on his shoulder, or … Continue reading

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Radio Silence

I’ve been giving myself the silent treatment for the last two weeks. I cut out the radio, turned off the TV, I’m not watching movies and I’m limiting myself from reading any news on the internet. I’ve gone radio silent. … Continue reading

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Setting your boundaries, it’s good for everyone

Standing up for what is right for you is the only way you can live your life. Sure you think what if I hurt people’s feelings, tough, that not your fault. If you are being totally honest about what you … Continue reading

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