wheelchair life

Wheelchair Cupcakes – a poem about a night on wheelchair

One day I was working late, it must have been past midnight as everyone was asleep so I was trying to get on to the bed from my wheelchair. I live with my family but I didn’t want to wake them up.

After I finally managed to put myself on bed, I realized that I forgot to turn off the lights (I have an emergency light switch near bed but it’s separate) and the switch for those lights were at the other end of the room so I get on my wheelchair again to switch them off and then get on the bed AGAIN! I use powered wheelchair so the moving part was easy but all the movement and time made me tired and sleepy.

Anyways after getting my breathing back to normal (almost) I managed to put my thoughts in this poem, enjoy:

Took me 10min to get on the bed
It.. wasn’t.. easy
First I put my legs on the bed
Then slowly pushed myself
When that doesn’t work
Then I crawl my way up
And
Now I realized I forget to
Switch off the lights
So I get on the wheelchair
Switch ‘em off
Get on the bed.. again!
But this time it took me 8min
Where’d 2min go? I ponder
My legs were shaking
I know I was tired
Not because of time which was 12pm
But because of those 18min
Which should be 20!
So where’d that 2 min go?
I felt like I ran a 1000 miles
It felt.. good
My muscles were aching
I’m felling the thunder
I adore this
But where’d that 2 min go?
Now I’m almost asleep
I can hear my heart slowly pounding
And how it’s relaxing
My eyes are closing now
I could hear the lullaby ceiling’s singing
~La la la la laaa~
But wait..
Where the fuck did that 2min go?

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