Saturday, February 26, 2011

In the Blink of An Eye

Today's Saturday Shout Out goes to Adam Bojelian and his blog "In the Blink of An Eye."

Adam is an eleven year old poet with severe cerebral palsy. He's blind, wheel-chair and oxygen dependent, and the illustrious winner of Brit Writers Special Achievement Award 2010 and the Gold Blue Peter Badge.

His creative verse, A Silly Poem, appeared in the Herald Scotland  last year~
A Silly Poem, Adam Bojelian 2010
At my school the green fish digs a hole and chases the dog down the road.
In the yard the big dinosaur laughs out loud and tells me a joke.
I laugh.
Later that day I saw a bug eat my teacher for lunch.
The lion reads a book in a tree and then, a scientist with a monkey drives a car too fast through the air.
In my dream, I catch a spaceship to the moon.
I go off looking for hot dogs.                      

(c) Adam Bojelian
Due to the severity of Adam's impairment, he communicates through blinking. This includes writing. It can take a day for him to write one line, a month to complete a verse. Despite his physical challenges, Adam loves creating imaginative poetry. He is an inspiration, proving that when your soul is born of writing, nothing can stop the words from coming.

To see more of Adam's imaginative verse, visit him @

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Deborah Walker said...

Wow. So young and so talented. Congratulations to Adam. I am especially jealous of his Blue Peter Gold Badge.

CherylAnne Ham said...

So inspirational. Thanks for sharing the talents of this young boy.

I dropped in to let you know that you've won an amazon gift card in my "Thanks to my 100 followers" giveaway. Congrats! I'm emailing your prize now. Let me know if you don't receive it. my email is cherylanneblogs (at) gmail (dot) com

Trisha said...

Wow, this kid is dedicated, and talented too! Thanks for sharing.

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