Wheelchair Song


Whack-a-ta
Whack-a-ta
Whack-a-ta
Whack!
is the song that
my wheelchair sings.
I can’t run or jump,
skip rope or swing,
but I can
slalom down a hill
and make figure eights
in the driveway.
And I can be your friend
if you’ll let me.
Whack-a-ta
Whack-a-ta
Whack-a-ta
Whack!
Friendly
smiles
and helping
hands don’t
take away
stares or
stairs,
but they make
them less
important.
Whack-a-ta
Whack-a-ta
Whack-a-ta
Whack!

[photo] Special thanks to Lauralee Stoddard, age 6, in wheelchair; Miriam McArthur, age 11; and the Easter Seal Society of Utah. (Photo by Philip Shurtleff.)