Poems from tad415

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Tyrese Alleyne-Davis is currently a graduating senior at the Henry Viscardi School in Long Island, New York. Born prematurely at 23 weeks, he suffers from triplegic Cerebral Palsy which affects his left-side, both legs, and requires him to use a wheelchair. For the past 10 years, he has been a public speaker - giving keynote addresses for many children's organizations such as the Starlight Children's Foundation, S.K.I.P. of New York, New Alternatives for Children and IncludeNYC. Earlier this year, he had the distinct pleasure of addressing legislators in Albany, NY advocating for 4201 State Funded Schools. Additionally, Tyrese has had the opportunity to address the Black Law Student Association at Harvard Law School and speak at Columbia University’s Disability Caucus. Last summer, Tyrese was one of twenty high school students chosen out of 500 applicants to intern at the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office. Academically, Tyrese has soared, being inducted into the National Juniors Honor Society and receiving multiple college scholarships from CACNY, The Options Center and the Henry Viscardi School. In the Fall, he will be attending NYU on a full scholarship and intends to study communications and sociology. Tyrese has dreams of becoming an advocacy lawyer, concentrating on elevating the rights of the disabled community.
    A sea of people, eyes wide and ears open listening intently to the compassion of my voice and conviction of my words which has now...
How do I feel about my body Muscles are tighter More spasms, more spastic Take more time doing simple things Used to be able to put on my...
Her
I’ve learned from her that words carry weight Can also cradle the heart and pacify the mind As she has done time and time again An art...