The Unbreakable film Irish tour is coming to an end and it has been incredible to get the chance to discuss our story at the post-screening Q&A’s with so many people around the country. We have learnt a lot and it means a great deal to Simone and I to know that we have your support behind us as we push forward in our aim to find a cure for paralysis. Alan Bathe of Roslyn Park College (pictured with me below) wrote this poem and he read it at one of our Dublin screenings – it is just one example of the amazing and thought provoking responses we have received from audience members around Ireland.
Will You Walk Again?
by Alan Bathe, Roslyn Park College
– Inspired by Mark Pollock’s Unbreakable film
Only happiness on your face,
While at a steady pace,
You draw your audience into your story,
Emotional, riveting, no fury,
As peaceful as a hummingbird,
Tackling things which are undesirable and immense,
Your token is your word,
Makes your sweat rinse
Oh! Mighty Man, Are you a wrestler?
Or a warrior? Not a meddler!
Saint? Angel? Maybe the both,
Ah sure you know you have an angel looking after you,
I wish the same on my boat,
At sea as I enjoy the elegance, as you do,
We enjoy journeys, different ones,
With every breath in our lungs!
“Will you walk again?” asked by us,
Angels do inspire us.