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Yvona Fast


From the book:


I dream big dreams for all.

Of breaking through the wall:

Walls of insensitivity,

Walls of insecurity.

Walls of misunderstanding

By folks who are unbending.

No dream is too small.

Big dreams call:

Equal rights for all

Is not a dream too small.

Acceptance is not too much to ask.

We can rise up to the task.

Big dreams for all.

Big dreams call:

Banish indifference,




Accept difference:

We’re not all the same.

Big dreams call:

Dreams of accessibility.

Dreams of mobility.

Dreams of ability.

Dreams of nobility.

Big dreams I dream.

Big dreams call:

Accommodate us all!

Text for the deaf,

Ramps for wheelchairs,

Accessible transport.

Too much to ask? NO!

Rise up, and GO!

Big dreams for all.

Big dreams call.

When the wall seems too tall

Find a way around the wall.

Rise to the challenge!

Accept the call!

We can break

Through this wall.

Yvona Fast’s poems have appeared in Farming Magazine, The Poeteer, Oswego Alumni Magazine (online), Weekend Poets of Pyramid anthology (2015 and 2016), and Perspectives, Poetry Concerning Autism and Other Disabilities, vol.1. In 2016, she brought PoemVillage to Saranac Lake. She has written a weekly food column for the Adirondack Daily Enterprise and Lake Placid News since 2005, is the author of 3 books (Garden Gourmet: Fresh & Fabulous Meals from your Garden, CSA or Farmers' Market; Employment for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome or Non-Verbal Learning Disability: Stories and Strategies; My Nine Lives), and has published over 200 magazine articles. More at www.wordsaremyworld.com.


Yvona (aka Yvonne) Fast is a graduate of Jamesville-Dewitt High School, SUNY Oswego (BA), and SUNY Geneseo (MLS). She currently resides in the northern Adirondacks, where she is a member of the Adirondack Center for Writing.

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