I’m taking a risk, jumping out of my box, doing something completely different with my published writing. A first for me. I’m taking a risk and hoping you will too.
I’ve been thinking about the 50th anniversary of the “I have a dream speech” by Martin Luther King and I’m taking it very personally that we haven’t achieved the dream. I feel like the community of people with disabilities, me included, need to step up our game because the game includes us. We need to ban together our scattered powers and we do have power! We need to blend the power, swirl it into ONE, unified voice and take solid action together to get the CRPD ratified in the U.S.A. It’s important and it needs to happen, now! Once the CRPD is done the fun will have just begun.
So I’m stepping out of my comfort zone and stepping into a fantasy of me. It’s a romanced version of me rolling onto the center stage of a massive room filled with people. I take the microphone, the beat starts up and I rap. Yep, I’ve fancied myself a rapper with a rapping persona and a rapper name. In 2009 I built the bones of this one and a few day ago I fleshed it. I’ve never spoken a rap or sung song or preformed spoken word or a poem, I don't even know if there are rap writing rules. I don’t even have a beat but I have a heart and that’s where I'll start.
This is my call to action, my love token to MLK, to my community of peeps and the world. It’s time. Start the beat, please.
The illusion of limit you see in me, I see.
I see and be me, fully freed of your vision of me.
It's up to me what I see, who I be and what I decree.
Truth be told we be ONE, a profusion of ecstasy.
An infusion of woohoo and wheeeeheee, I got the key, there’s no limit on me!
An infinite being choosing limited seeing, it’s stinking, crazy thinking, like lip-synching, it’s not the real deal, where’s the touch and feel!
No, it can’t be, a glorious unlimited human being choosing blinders rather than seeing and agreeing our power combined, as ONE is so, so freeing.
Together we share the dream.
Together we flow in the stream of the dream, playing as a team.
The dream team, hey Pele you want play?
Let’s kick some walls down and use them to build a bridge along the way.
I broke my limited illusion, not without some optical confusion.
It took an extra day.
I made it, now I’m moving with ease; I’m a cool breeze flow’n through the trees, buzz’n with the bzzzzz, come play with me.
Let’s play; it's a game anyway.
You know, you know play is the way, now is the day don't delay, twist n' turn this limited illusion into total inclusion.
You got all you need to be freed from the separation seed.
Feeling the appreciation as you tune into a co-creation nation radio station, blast'n the sound of alienation from the face of creation to the elevation of a musical space station raising our vibration to the ultimate destination of a dream team nation.
Get ready to ride this ship of devotion on an ocean of love potion.
Together we sail, divided we sink.
The time is now, no need to rethink or shrink, our glasses aren’t rose pink.
We have all we need to be freed of limits and greed, throw off this mislead.
Roll with the notion of a full steam dream team of unlimited locomotion cruising the love potion ocean on our ship, the SS Resolution.
Full filling the dream is up to you and me, it's how we got to see, who we be, unlimited, together, ONE TEAM, you and me. Yo, see?
Blessings to All, In Joy Candace aka Candy Wrapper
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