MOVIES MADE BY KYLE BOYD
If I Could Walk
If I could walk, I would be bad
I'd be a wild child
I would be able to go out when I want
To the movies
I could make my own plans
I would hang out with my friends
Go to parties and have fun
If I could walk
I would hang around with people my own age
Because I could do the same things they do
I could be adventurous
Make my own decisions
I could be me
The me I wish I could be
By: Kyle Boyd
I feel trapped like I have been given the wrong body.
I should be free, doing what I choose
Instead, I am stuck letting everyone choose for me.
I go nowhere, I do nothing
I am trapped in a damaged shell.
One day I want to be set free
To do what I want when I want
That is how my life should be.
By: Kyle Boyd
I’m still here
By Jo Colvin
Trapped in the darkness
I feel all alone
I want to feel high
But I only feel low
Alone in my room
I stare at the wall
Laying on my bed
Curled into a ball
Some days are good
Some days are bad
Sometimes I’m happy
Other times I’m sad
And sometimes I’m angry
That’s when I shout
I need to scream
To get it out
There are days when I’m happy
I can laugh and play
Unfortunately, I know,
These days wont stay
The days when I’m sad
I sit and cry
The weird thing is
I never know why
There are times I am lost
All alone in my mind
I’m scared to look closely
I fear what I’ll find
I am a prisoner
But I’ve committed no crime
My body’s my warden
Life is my time
Please don’t judge me
On what you see
Because this isn’t the person
I want to be
Please don’t lose hope
Or give up on me
Your love and support
Can set me free
The road I am traveling
Is dark and long
But by facing my monsters
I will become strong
And one day again
You will see me
The real me inside
The me I want to be
Ode To Kyle
By: Jo Colvin
You’re taking a crappy situation
and becoming an inspiration
to all the other kids out there
who want to play and have some fun
who want to walk and skip and run
but instead they have to watch from their chair
I watch you struggle everyday
to do what many others may
take for granted and as their right
but instead of sitting and crying
I can see how hard you’re trying
to help others to win their fight
You’re showing others that you care
by the personal thoughts you’ll share
to help them feel not so sad
You’re plans to share with them your life
you’re troubles, pains and strife
will help them to feel not so bad
So throw your arms open wide
and welcome them inside
and be remembered forever
launch the website, which is rad
It’s called DurhamA.D.A.P.T
All Differently Abled People Together
In this section, I will be reviewing movies that I have watched that I find inspirational. The movies may be about physical disabilities, mental illness or learning disabilities etc. All the movies will have a message in them. I will rate each movie with stars.
4 stars - Awesome
3 stars - Really Good
2 stars - Good
1 star - Poor
The King’s Speech Rated: R
The King’s Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI of England, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stammer and considered unfit to be king, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue. Through a set of unexpected techniques, and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country through war.
I don't recommend this movie for children or teens, but definitley would recommend it to adults.
Simon Birch Rated: PG
Simon Birch is a movie about a disabled boy and his friend Joe. Joe lets Simon know that even though he faces many challenges, God has a purpose for him. At the end of the movie, it becomes obvious that his purpose was to become a hero.
Definitely a must see for families to watch together. I recommend a box of kleenex.
A Walk To Remember Rated: PG
A Walk to Remember is about a teenage girl, Jamie, the town ministers daughter, who is living with a secret. She is dying from leukemia. A teenage boy, who gets into trouble with the law, named Landon Carter, has to serve community service hours. Landon ends up seeing past Jamie's primness, and falls in love with her. She then has to tell him she is dying. He stands by her and marries her before she succumbs to her disease.
Mask Rated: R
This movie is about a teenage boy, named Rocky, who was born with a massive facial skull deformity. Many people treated Rocky horribly, but his mother was always on his side and always supported him. The movie tells us about his struggle to live with such a devastating and fatal disease and the issues he has to deal with every day. These include such things as people judging him for his looks, limited exercise, discrimination etc. Rocky finds acceptance from a blind girl at a camp for children with special needs. Have you ever heard the quote “Don’t judge a book by its cover?” This movie is a perfect example of this.
I recommend this movie to grade 11 students and up.
Radio Rebel Rated: G
This movie is about a high schooler named Tara, a girl so painfully shy that she can't even write a single letter on the board in front of a class. However, Tara has an awesome secret. She finds a way to get her voice to be heard.
I definitely recommend this movie to all families.
Charlie St. Cloud Rated PG: 13
Charlie St. Cloud is a movie about two brothers, Charlie and Sam. Sam is killed in a car accident and Charlie, played by Zac Efron, feels guilty about his brother’s death. Because of this, Charlie has a hard time moving on with his own life. He had made a promise to play baseball every day with his Sam and so he sees Sam’s ghost after his brother passed. Eventually, Charlie had to choose between living in the past with his guilt, or moving on with his life with his girlfriend.
I recommend this movie mostly to teenaged girls and families. Make sure you have a box of Kleenex handy.
I am Sam Rated PG: 13
I am Sam is about an autistic father who fights for custody of his 7-year-old daughter, named Lucy, like the song Lucy in the sky with diamonds. In the process, he teaches his cold-hearted lawyer the value of love and family.
I recommend this move for all. You might need a box of Kleenex.
The Notebook Rated PG: 13
The Notebook is this movie is about a poor and passionate young man, Noah, who falls in love with a rich young woman, Ali, and gives her a sense of freedom for the first time in her life. After a great summer spent together, they are separated by their social differences. Their love was not to be denied however. Ali saw a photo of Noah in the newspaper after he built a house, and she looked him up. They reconnected and were married. After raising a family together, Ali develops Alzheimers disease and the movie tells of their love pulling her out of the fog occasionally. Noah never gives up on his Ali, even when she no longer remembers him. He tells her the story of their love and life everyday and once in a while, she comes back to him fleetingly.
I recommend this movie to teenaged girls and you might need a box of Kleenex.
Sidney White Rated: PG 13
Sydney White is a movie about the modern retelling of the classic fairytale, Snow White. It follows a beautiful college freshman as she pledges to her late mother's once dignified sorority. But after discovering that today's sisterhood is not what it used to be, Sydney finds a new home away from home with seven outcasts. With the help of her socially challenged new friends, Sydney will take on the reigning campus queen to attempt to transform the school's misguided social hierarchy.
I recommend this movie for families to enjoy together.
Glee Rated: PG
This is a TV series about a High School Spanish teacher, Will Schuester, who becomes the director of the school's failing Glee club, New Directions, hoping to be able to rejuvenate it. The club competes in the choir competition circuit. It's been called "a High School Musical for adults". The series follows the club and its mixture of oddball members as they try and restore it to its former glory. It is a musical comedy in which the eager and ambitious students not only compete to win the Nationals, but also have to deal with the tough and cruel realities of their school, McKinley High. At the same time, Will is trying to rejuvenate his failing love life whilst preventing the school's cheer leading coach Sue Sylvester from sabotaging the choir.
I recommend this to mostly girls.