Lil Mister-A Poem About A Child With Cerebral Palsy

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Dedicated To My Students

©2012 LaDena Campbell aka justateacher

I am watching him from across the way

He struggles for every step he takes

He doesn’t realize that he is special

He is just being him for goodness sakes

He was born six weeks premature

Struggled for every breath

All the doctors told his parents

To expect a certain death

But he defied those odds

He started surprising everyone

And it wasn’t long before

This little miracle turned one

He was his parents’ second child

One they hadn’t expected to see

They had been told they would have no more

They welcomed him with glee

At three months old he finally went home

Greeted by his big sister

She was very glad for her brother

She called him “Lil Mister”

The days went by, his health better

But the doctors said he would never walk

They told his mom and dad

They would be lucky if he could talk

His parents didn’t listen

To what the doctors had to say

They promised each other

That he would walk and talk one day

When he was a little older

Just a little over two

His mom got a wonderful birthday gift

When Lil Mister said “I love you!”

Not too many years later

He was just about five years old

He took his first steps

Without a hand to hold

Now it’s three years later

He has grown up so tall

He has made us all proud

After he started out so small

Dedicated to all the little children who have overcome great odds just to survive.

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Kamalesh050 4 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

Excellent poem. I am so glad to find a happy ending!

Voted Up.

Best Wishes, Kamalesh


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

justateacher you are a sweet-heart bless you


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gregas 4 years ago from Corona, California.

Hi Teach, that was beautiful and with so much heart. Greg


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Would you like to know what I like about you? I love your enthusiasm for teaching and your obvious love for your students. I sure hope you continue teaching for a number of years because we need more teachers like you.


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justateacher 4 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz... Author

Billy...I plan to teach until they have drag me away kicking and screaming because I'm way too old!!! Thank you for your kind words!


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justateacher 4 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz... Author

Kamalesh ...thank you for your kind words!


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justateacher 4 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz... Author

Thank you Greg!


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Justateaacher, this is so touching and beautiful! It is simple but meaningful thing to love children.

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