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My poetry: Sam Norris

My poetry: Sam Norris

I am determined to get back to where I was.

Sam Norris a 17-year-old Suffolk speedway rider who suffered a life-threatening brain injury in a crash while racing in Glasgow in June 2019.

It was touch and go if Sam would survive, and the remarkable strides he has made in his recovery in less than two years has been a big influence on others going through the same situation and won him admirers globally.

Here, we share Sam’s moving poem which examines the hidden challenges that he continues to face after brain injury and, despite this, a determination to achieve his dreams.

You seem like you're okay now- No, I will never be the person I was before that fateful day.

Looks can be deceiving. You seem like you're okay now- No, I will never be the person I was before that fateful day.  You seem like you're okay now- No, I still have re- learning to do. You seem like you're okay now-  No, I'm just a different me. You seem like you're okay now-  No, I have had a permanent life changing injury but my character won't allow itself to give in to it. You seem like you're okay now-  No, I smile and laugh as I'm grateful for a second chance at life. You seem like you're okay now-  No, every day sometimes I do or say things a different way which reminds me of what happened but yet reminds me of how far I've come. You seem like you're okay now-  No, I still feel angry and cheated but say "oh well it is what it is". You seem like you're okay now-  No, but I am determined to get back to where I was and prove that whatever life throws at you you can still try and achieve your dreams. I am me, Sam Norris.
 

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