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The Dancing Queen

The Dancing Queen


FROM BECKY: I wrote this poem about a beautiful six year old girl that I worked with recently at the intensive program here at The Son-Rise Program. This lovely young lady was hearing impaired and also Autistic. Without her Cochlear Implant (which she didn’t wear with us all week) she couldn’t hear. Amazingly, one of our goals as a team for her was clear single words. In my session with her I heard her say a beautiful sentence so clearly “Blow more bubbles”

The Dancing Queen

Our eyes met
Between walls of a sacred place
I honored her space as she ricocheted around and around with grace

Arms moving wildly through the air
Like a kite by the sea, I smiled with delight as I set myself free
Lucky to be

She watched her own reflection
As she kissed and waved Hello, there was nowhere else to go, there was nowhere else to be
Just her and me

Dancing to the beat of life
Our own rhythm pulsating through my core, twirling circles on the floor
I couldn’t ask for more

I found my own time
Learning from a guru, the queen of dance, I took a chance
I felt my love enhance

The odds were against her
But from her mouth fell, three words which like music rang clear as a bell
My heart she would tell

Have a wonderful week!

7 Responses

  1. Amazing what we can achieve when we believe. The First time Thiago put two words together was at his Intensive when you jumped in the room with your Ballerina Tutu, he smiled and said clearly "Big Jump"

  2. Yes he did! That's so nice to be reminded! The believing is definitely the first step. If you don't believe in the possibility of a child talking then you won't hear all the marvelous things they say! Lots of love to you, Mark and Thiago xxx

  3. Becky–you are such an inspiration. thank you!

  4. Kirsty Simpkins says:

    very cool!!!!

  5. pearl fearon says:

    Hi this Tashelles grandma, its really nice to hear that someone else can see in Tashelle what we as a family see.Shes a very loving little girl with a beautiful smile. Thankyou.x

  6. maria ines novas says:

    I dont`t know how you say it in english
    but in spanish is "piel de gallina"
    that is how i felt when I read the story and your poem, nice Becky!!Thank you!!
    I couldn't help imagining my German saying "blow more bubbles"
    Love
    Ines

  7. It is "Goosebumps" in English Ines and I had it too!
    Thanks Becky lots of love to you too xx

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