Deanna C. Dilley Poems

Dear fellow poets, my name is Deanna. At the age of 12 I took a creative writing class and have been writing ever since. I was born with Beal's Syndrome which is a very rare birth disorder. Basically in laymen's terms -- my joints are tight or contracted. I don't have full mobility of pretty much any part of my body due to the contractures. I am also legally blind in my left eye and have mild heart and hearing concerns as well. Though I am pretty high functioning (passed all Ohio 9th grade proficiency tests on 1st or 2nd try and passed both parts of English proficiency for 12th grade), I do have some developmental delays. Early 2000s, I began writing a poetry book for and about people with various disabilities. Most poems are fictional, but some are about myself or friends/co-workers that are disabled. You can find these poems under my collection Special Poetry for Special People. My other 2 collections, How Legends Are Born & Heroes Amongst Our Communities, contain tribute poems.

Poem TitleViewsResponsesVotesPointsAddedLast ViewCategories
Win Or Lose620211094154/15/20079/21/2019Inspirational Sports - Sports
Team Spirit3164211139/23/20079/18/2019Inspirational Sports - Sports
Rise Up!2654513396/14/20079/18/2019Basketball - Sports
Competing for Gold141529136/26/20079/18/2019Inspirational Sports - Narrative
No Need to Be the Best1133012284/10/20079/18/2019Inspirational Poems, Motivational - Inspirational Sports
If I Could Change the World958724166/2/20079/18/2019Funny - Happy
Special Olympics' Oath95376135/3/20079/21/2019Inspirational Sports - Life
Turn Your Frown Upside Down93808254/15/20079/20/2019Free Verse - Inspirational Poems, Motivational
Under the Sea88926129/6/20079/21/2019Fish - Funny
Reach For the Stars87555275/13/20079/21/2019Happy - Inspirational Poems, Motivational
Animal Sounds79983274/5/20079/20/2019Animals - Children, young kids, child
Davey At Bat67412157/20/20079/21/2019Baseball - Funny
If I Had Wings to Fly641152910/2/20079/18/2019Angel - Inspirational Poems, Motivational
My Name Is Jasmine53580008/29/20079/18/2019Inspirational Poems, Motivational - Children, young kids, child
Be Thankful505931511/12/20079/18/2019Religious, Christian, Jewish, Islam, Baptist, etc. - Thank you, gratitude
Sisters In the Spotlight49641255/13/20079/18/2019Inspirational Sports - Sisters
My Closest Friend480293114/6/20079/18/2019Friendship, Best Friend, Friend - Thank you, gratitude
The Perfect Friend47965286/11/20079/18/2019Friendship, Best Friend, Friend - Thank you, gratitude
Accept Me As I Am470603111/21/20089/19/2019Life - Spoken Word
My Brother Is Mean44745257/1/20079/21/2019Brothers - Funny
Don't Give Up44145395/15/20079/18/2019Happy - Inspirational Poems, Motivational
Our Last Good-Bye439200010/21/20079/18/2019Good Bye - Sad, Grief, Sympathy, Broken Heart
If I Knew436173105/6/20079/18/2019Sad, Grief, Sympathy, Broken Heart - Sorry
SMILE43501138/8/20079/18/2019Funny - Happy
The Christmas Angel432331412/5/20079/19/2019Angel - Christmas
Families403100010/7/20079/18/2019Family - Inspirational Poems, Motivational
For My Parents36965245/15/20079/19/2019Family - Thank you, gratitude
If Santa Was A Woman368952812/7/20079/18/2019Funny - Christmas
Autumn Days36430289/18/20079/18/2019Fall - Season
Growing Older36322135/6/20079/20/2019Birthday - Life
Precious Angels36154136/6/20079/18/2019Angel - Baby, babies, infants
Friends Are Nothing35522134/14/20079/18/2019Friendship, Best Friend, Friend - Thank you, gratitude
My Favorite Place34604295/29/20079/18/2019Happy - Inspirational Poems, Motivational
Cloud Nine33982284/15/20079/20/2019Funny - Happy
If Dogs Were Humans33942251/23/20089/18/2019Dogs - Funny
I WAS BORN DIFFERENT338683125/21/20079/20/2019Inspirational Poems, Motivational - Life
My Friend33662145/29/20079/18/2019Friendship, Best Friend, Friend - Thank you, gratitude
Love Is A Sin32970149/26/20079/18/2019Sad, Grief, Sympathy, Broken Heart - Forbidden Love
My Voice31228008/4/20089/18/2019Inspirational Poems, Motivational - Narrative
Imagine31123145/2/20079/18/2019Free Verse - Inspirational Poems, Motivational
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