A to Z Challenge: Winklepicker

Winklepicker: a style of shoe or boot in the 1950s with a sharp and long pointed toe

Wheelchair Angel Form

It consists of 25 lines
Starting with head syllable count of 2/2/3/4/3/2/1/3
to create the impression of the back of a man
sat in his wheel chair
5/8/8/10/8/8/8/8/8/8/ these line represent the chair
Then 4/ 4/6/6/4/4 split to represent two wheels
Then a 10 syllable line to represents the ground
Content must include wheel chair.


or diseased
stealing our
means to move about.
So they built chairs that men could push,
then chairs that we could move ourselves.
Self-propelled wheelchairs are being
replaced by electric powered models
augmented by smart control chips
which now enable longer trips.
The chairs get better every year
with models made for all terrain
and competing in rugged sports.
Power soccer’s the most extreme.
For men                   won’t bow
while mind                   still works
we have                     a life to live,
wheelchairs                      assist
and man                   persists.
Expect science to obsolete the chair.

© Lawrencealot – October 31, 2014


We Must Unite

Considers him
A burden
All must
Money drain.
Deficient body
Normal life unachievable
Medical bills climb higher
Living side show, myths propagate and stretch.
Suspicion? Apathy? Fear?
Lines in metaphorical sand
Advocate, Illumi-Nation!
Equatability, Safety!
Integrity and Compassion!
Necessary            revolution
Architecture/changes    Inclusive/classrooms
Bias Decay         All are valued!
We must unite if we are to survive

Word of the Day: Voxy

Poetry Form: Poetry Styles

Poem: “Wheels” by Lawrence Eberhart

Image by Getty Images


1 thought on “A to Z Challenge: Winklepicker

  1. no we won’t bow… it is cool what is possible in a wheelchair already and lately i heard a report about bionics – they produce artificial legs that enable people to walk again

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