There's a new kid on the block folks ...
Identifying himself as 'Bonk Bipolar' (inspired from the Criptart character) he'll be adding his thoughts and feelings to the DAO Blog section on a regular basis. He boldly opens up his head and heart and invites us to follow him along some extraordinary paths.
So let me introduce you to his unique style of poetry/rapping with this piece entitled Wrap Rap.
Too many ideas to achieve today,
so many thoughts that have run away.
Often I gaze and look into the grey matter
that is the patter
on my milky way.
I wander through days
and act on my gaze,
but nowhere it goes ... as my mind's a slave ...
to my inspirations and drive that go round and round
more often than not, driving me into the ground.
The options I strive for never seem to come near,
yet my thoughts and time get lost without fear.
I sit again at this pad with lettered keys
and a world I'm connected by internet that can often deceive.
My brain goes round and round and round,
yet I'm not moving, not a peep not a sound.
I can open my mind and step onto a cloud, placing myself in a busy bustling crowd.
Am I mental? I ask myself with a chuckle
then I answer with yes,
and a proud internal stutter!
Sitting wondering why my mind has these ticks,
never understanding what it is that makes me lick ...
my top front lip and why I rotate my neck ... ‘till it clicks.
Oh no my legs are beginning to twitch,
stuck in this body like a trick,
deep breath in and out
can stop me from feeling shit.
One again the brain,
my brain has caused these deep tricks.
Wonder why now I can hear conversations?
They’re not real as the people are not here,
but yet clear as day.
I look over my shoulder,
I'm sat all alone by myself and beginning to wonder...
is it real or am I having a moment?!
“Shut up Bonk” you’re starting to mutter,
if you told people what you did they would call you a NUTTER!
So when I'm quiet and
looking puzzled and stuck! Don't worry about me as I'm talking to US ...
US being me myself and I,
and WE don't give a Fu*K!
Bonk Bi-Polar's blog starts in a few days. Click here for the link.
On Tuesday of this week (the 19th June) I'll be attending the DAO/Shape conference to be held at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, in London.
The aim of the conference is to bring together both disabled and non-disabled professional journalists and disabled artists and to look at how disabled people are being represented in the mainstream press, specifically during the Cultural Olympiad.
I'll be creating and then presenting cartoons based upon the discussions taking place during the afternoon. Later, and In collaboration with John O'Donoghue , DAO blogger, author and creative writer, we'll be creating a series of blogs within DAO portraying disabled people and their varied reaction to the whole Olympic issue.
I'm expecting there to be lots of 'in your face' stuff as we Crips argue our side of the story to the non-disabled journalists and other media folk who will be at the conference.
I, of course, will be my usual quiet, polite and restrained self during the event! (Ed: better get the legal team on stand-by then!)
Here's a link to the events section of this web site which will explain things about the conference in more detail.