Looking back – 9th grade year


Looking back down at the road,


On the stupid choices I made,


Hanging out with the wrong crowd,


Skipping classes because I told I was too stupid to go to class,


Looking back at the road,


Were teachers laughed at me?


Told me I had a low IQ of an 8 year old,


Looking back at that road,


Laughing my butt off as the teachers are kissing my behind,


Looking back at that road,


I laugh at all those teachers,


That accused me of cheating on test and called me stupid,


As I signed a copy of my book and say thanks for not believing me Tylia Flores,


As I walk out with the smile on my face, thinking about my new future beginning I can say is look at me now,






The Jordan’s Story



The Jordan’s Story

By Tylia Flores

It was a sunny day when me and my home attendant, Shenae who is short, sweet, kind and loving with caramel skin and with dark brown eyes decided to take a nice, long stroll to the Mall. When we got to the mall all of a sudden we passed by the shoe store named “finish line” and then I saw this pair of black and purple Jordan sneakers were calling my name, it was like an illusion like they were talking to me; saying “Tylia I know you want me on your feet, come and get it”. At that moment I just knew I had to get those sneakers. I fell in love with them as if I got hit with the love bug as they felt so good on my feet and as they continued talking to me. As I was indecisive whether to buy them or not, the assistant at the store was trying to persuade me which worked really well cause he was like a cartoon with a big bald head saying “you know you want them, look they fit you so well, you don’t have to ask your mom for permission just swipe your credit card right here on my lovely machine and they will be all yours”. As I was looking down at my purse I could hear my credit card talking to me, saying, “use me, use you donate $10 to cancer every time you use me”. As time went on my home attendant kept reminding you need to call mom and that’s exactly what I ended up doing. So I called mom and I was like “mom, mom, I saw these cool sneakers and I wanted to ask if I could get them”; mom gladly replied and said “yes Ty you can”.

Incredible Hulk


I feel like the Incredible Hulk right now,


My face has turned green,


My tempered has  boiled me inside,


I’m sick and tired of everybody  sh*** ,


I feel like the Incredible Hulk,


As the world. Is shifting out laughing at me,


I feel like the Incredible Hulk,



As my temper just boiled even more ,


I feel like a incredible hawk as I explode once more,


With nothing being said by anyone  but a shocked look


“My Challenges and Obstacles” By Tylia Flores


“My Challenges and Obstacles”

By Tylia Flores


       Waking up in pain and needing help to get out of the bed, this is all too normal for me. When you are born with a disability your bound to face some sort of obstacles in life.  The best thing I learned over the years is to overcome all obstacles and to always be myself. Having this disability has affected my childhood, health, and even socially by being pre-judged. My disability has forced me to explore life in a different way.


On the other hand, I wouldn’t say it’s all bad and that I had a bad  childhood. Being born with a disability is not the end of the world. It’s not like when I was born I had a choice anyway I couldn’t tell the doctor “no cerebral palsy please.” However, I did have to learn to do things differently. For Example:  As a child in elementary school every student in class were learning how to write there ABC’s while I was learning how to type them on the computer. Being older now has helped me understand that, although my childhood may have been different, it did provide me with many advantages.


After, childhood of course came my teenage years were I began to notice the health concerns involved with my disability. My first surgery was at the age of three years old and during this surgery I had my tendons release in my legs. When I turned eight I had a hip surgery and was in a body cast for six weeks. I can remember this surgery because it happened two weeks before Halloween and I had the best costume in town. When trick or treaters came to the door I just laid in my body cast in a special wheelchair with my face painted as a zombie thinking, “Wow this is so cool.” Meanwhile, in the back of my head I thought to myself “I hope these surgeries help me one day be able to walk.” My mother has taken me to many doctors and specialist over the years, and while some gave us hope others just told us that it is not medically possible. I believe I will always have health challenges in my life, however I also believe in miracles and blessing.


In the Meantime,  I try to stay positive and not think of all the  pre-judgment I have gotten throughout my life, because I am in a wheelchair. Teens can be so mean when you appear to be different. I always feel like I have to prove myself even though I can do most of the same thing they do. For Example: I am part of an organization called “The Plantation Dynamites” where people with any type of disability get to play sports. The sports I like to play are basketball and baseball because they are my favorites. My mom likes to videotape me play and I like to put the videos up on my Youtube channel, so I can show others that even though I am in a wheelchair we are all the same. However, that doesn’t stop people from pre-judging me when they see me out in public. Some people stare and even allow their kids to stare. It makes me feel sad but at the same time I like to talk to those people. Most of the time they are shocked that I can talk let alone have a conversation.  It just goes to show you that you should never judge a book by its cover.

Nevertheless, I can understand that anyone with a disability will have to face obstacles and challenges no matter what. The key is to learn from those challenges and keep pushing forward. Through my experiences in my  childhood, health, and being prejudged I learned to overcome it all.  I am older now and understand that my disability will impact my life, however it will not stop me from being myself Life is what you make!


lost in translation


We go around and around,


As my heart continue to be lost in translation,


As I’m thinking my head is lost in translation,


As I’m trapped in the middle of two hearts,


I’m lost in translation as I’m watching my baby cry as he screaming my name as he looks at me in tears,


I say listen Charles I love you so much I was drunk,


No he say as he pushed me away as I stayed lost in translation,


 Ten years Rachael I gave you everything I loved so much we’ve together since we were in dippers I work two jobs to be your king is this how you repaid me by sleeping with my brother, I’m loss in translation as I’m crying my eyes out,


Baby listen I’m sorry for cheating with Bradley


 Why my beautiful angel just why I’m lost in translation as I’m looking into your eyes,


 It was the night before our wedding I was under a lot of stress and I had a little bit too much to drink and had oral sex with Bradley,


 Baby girl I’m so lost in Translation as I go to the courthouse and sign the papers and finally say goodbye forever as you stay struck in translation,  







I’m not the jealous type,


But when I see you with her,


I just get envy inside,


As you walked holding hands,


I say why her?


And not me,


As I see her with her curly blonde hair, 


And her beautiful white teeth,


I so wish she were me as I get J.E.A.L.O.U.S


Boy I don’t know why you don’t noticed me as you walk down these halls,


As I’m that J.E.A.L.O.US girl,


Don’t  you know that looks aren’t everything,


She’s  a girl with coldheart  look deep now in her soul,


As I’m that J.E.A.LO.US girl


Boy don’t  know why you got me acting like this ,


On top of the world


I’m fire up right man,


I feel like a champion,


I feel on top of the world as I look down at my screaming fans,


Thanking them for everything as I think about how far I came,


Living in the Bronx with my momma rising me,


With my” sperm donor “nowhere to found but on the basketball court,


 It was so the hard knock life for me and my mom, who is my rock,


Dealing with doctors not giving us answers the first year of my life,


Trying to kill myself at 15 years old as I was fighting in the ring as I got K.O ,


But I made it I’m a on top of the word,