• 2013,  I wish I wrote this,  me me me,  Poetry,  things that make me smile,  thinking,  Uncategorized

    Dust If You Must

    So as you can probably tell from my last few blog entries I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately. My sister commented on one of those entries that it made her think of a poem that’s doing the rounds on Facebook. I’d seen the one she meant bit not paid too much attention to it. Sometimes my newsfeed feels like a never ending stream of photos, poems, quotes and sentiments all designed to inspire or to make you think or feel good and they begin to blend into one. Which probably defeats the object but there you have it. Anyway after reading that comment I did a little googling…

  • I wish I wrote this,  interwebs,  Poetry,  Uncategorized

    >The Month After Christmas

    > Sadly in my case most of this was true way before Christmas but because I needed a laugh… The Month After Christmas (Author Unknown) Twas the month after Christmas, and all through the house  Nothing would fit me, not even a blouse. The cookies I’d nibbled, the eggnog I’d taste At the holiday parties, had gone to my waist. When I got on the scales there arose such a number! When I walked to the store (less a walk than a lumber). I’d remember the marvelous meals I’d prepared; The gravies and sauces and beef nicely rared, The wine and the rum balls, the bread and the cheese And the way I’d never said, “No thank you, please.” As…

  • forwards,  I want to change the world,  I wish I wrote this,  internet,  Poetry,  sharing,  Uncategorized

    >And now for something completely different…

    >Just thought that this was worth sharing… Will be back later, probably. Accept that some days you’re the pigeon,and some days you’re the statue. Always keep your words soft and sweet,just in case you have to eat them. Always read stuff that will make you lookgood if you die in the middle of it. Drive carefully. It’s not only cars thatcan be recalled by their maker. Eat a live toad in the morning and nothingworse will happen to you for the rest of the day. If you can’t be kind, at least have thedecency to be vague. If you lend someone £20, and never seethat person again, it was probably…

  • disability,  fun stuff,  I wish I wrote this,  NEED EDITING,  Poetry,  Uncategorized

    >My New Set of Wheels with an added giggle factor

    >Presenting my Jazzy who needs a name and I have a mad urge to call Jeff. That would be rather sad and pathetic of me however so suggestions are welcome. Side view of my Jazzy which was taken in my parents front garden on Sunday. I’m sat in it but my head was partially cut off so I cropped it all out. So yes, I am loving my Jazzy now and I managed to go to work yesterday in it without hitting or breaking anything! Bonus! This afternoon I was sitting in it in the lounge with it tilted back as far as it goes alternatively reading and staring at…

  • disability,  I wish I wrote this,  Poetry,  Uncategorized

    >Challenged

    >On my 101 in 1001 list (see link under pages in the sidebar), one of the things I have down to do is finish my planned favourite writings project – to print out and scrapbook copies of some poems and other writings that I love and/or find inspirational. And I’ve just been playing with photoshop and printing a couple out. As a part of that I went onto one of my favourite websites which hosts a huge collection of disability related poetry and stories to get copies of one or two I couldn’t find and there were several I wanted to share here tonight but I decided this one as…

  • friends,  I wish I wrote this,  Things I am proud of,  Uncategorized,  yayness

    >Mary’s Poem

    >My friend Mary wrote a poem for/about me. I think it’s absolutely wonderful and love it. I was especially touched as she is one of the best writers I know and she managed to sum up so well who I am. It’s title is my name and surname which I don’t share here.With her permission I am sharing it here with you. Eternally hopeful,Meeting life with courage,Making no excuses.Artistic,Creative,Ready for anything new.Energetic fish, alive and free,Equality is all she asks.Spirit of adventure and daring is hers. Thank you Mary for such a lovely and from the heart gift. All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • hopes and dreams,  I wish I wrote this,  Poetry,  Uncategorized

    >Hope

    >Wonderfully written with a powerful message… I wish I had written this… I wish I could write like this… Hope If you can look at the sunset and smile, then you still have hope. If you can find beauty in the colors of a small flower, then you still have hope. If you can find pleasure in the movement of a butterfly, then you still have hope. If the smile of a child can still warm your heart, then you still have hope. If you can see the good in other people, then you still have hope. If the rain breaking on a roof top can still lull you to…

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  I wish I wrote this,  Uncategorized

    >The Man In The Glass

    > When you get what you want in your struggle for self,And the world makes you king for a day,Just go to the mirror and look at yourself,and see what the man has to say. For it isn’t your Father or Mother or WifeWho judgment upon you must pass,The fellow whose verdict counts most in your life,Is the one staring back in the glass. Some people may think you a straight – shootin chum,And call you a wonderful guy,But the man in the glass say’s you’re only a bum,If you can’t look him straight in the eye. He’s a fellow to please, never mind all the rest,For he’s with you…

  • CP related,  I wish I wrote this,  Uncategorized

    >A powerful short story

    >I just read an incredibly powerful short story which was based on the writer’s real life experiences. The story is called “By Choice” and can be found over on LJ here I love disability related fiction and true life based fiction is an even better way of handling the subject. I write a lot of disability related essays but it is years since I wrote fiction with disabled characters. I’m inspired again though and I think I will be trying my hand at it again soon. But for now I must go and investigate the possibilities for that thing which we call dinner. All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 –…