Inspired by Chuck Mealing And His Three Wheeled Trike Rider for Spinal Cord Research
By David Smith July 28, 2012
A three wheeled trike, the stories it could tell;
Designed like a cot on wheels so swell;
The pulleys and chain to pump the rear wheels;
Right from the shoulders where massive strength appears;
To drive this machine on, across Canada rallies
For spinal cord research, No time to dally
Against all odds to be wheel chair ridden
Live life to the fullest, Potential that’s hidden
To turn things around and contribute to life
A tailor made contraption to overcome strive
O what joy to see beyond hope
Where life gets us down we too can cope
Riding across Canada using arms as legs
Adapt to the now for experiences that begs
Seeing the wheel chair and mechanical trike
What’s holding me back? What’s my potential like?
Spinal cord research and the distance it’s come
The turbulence within me to get my wheels to hum.
In Crystal Beach it all comes together
The Man, the wheelchair through all types of weather.