“It’s not that easy bein’ green
Having to spend each day
The color of the leaves
When I think it could be nicer
Bein’ red or yellow or gold
Or something much more colorful like that
It’s not easy bein’ green
It seems you blend in
With so many other ordinary things
And people tend to pass you over
Cause you’re not standing out
Like flashy sparkles in the water
Or stars in the sky”
Kermit the Frog
I tend to reflect on the lyrics of “It’s Not Easy Bein’ Green” sung by Kermit the Frog since it hits home for me as a person with Cerebral Palsy.
In many ways Kermit the Frog is absolutely right when it comes to being a part of this society where the world isn’t made for people like me and I’m constantly feeling like I’m out of place.
As Cerebral Palsy is constantly overlooked by other disabilities out there I feel like I’m a person that has it, I am being constantly camouflaged in society and hope that someone hears my voice and what I want as a person with Cerebral Palsy.
Which is AWARENESS AND HOPE for the world around us so that we don’t have to worry about the ignorance of people who don’t understand Cerebral Palsy, we don’t have to worry about being camouflaged by other disabilities only if people truly understood what’s it’s like to be green.
On a day to day basis,I have to worry about getting a spastic attack and having to take medicine early in the morning and hope that it will get better.
Trying to find a way to be seen and let my green badge stand out in the world as I leave my mark on the world as I stomp on Cerebral Palsy and the world around me as I fight to have a voice within the world that I’m camouflaged in.
As I tell my story with a keyboard in hand while I sit in the chair built behind me using my swan finger to type my thoughts as writing has become my way of stepping out of the camouflaged views of life.