Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Phoenix Lifsavers Conference!

David Strickland!!!

Ann Marie! An amazing author from Toronto. I'll tell you all about a new book of hers after I read it.


I was invited to Phoenix for the annual Lifesavers conference. It was amazing! I was actually their special guest speaker for the plenary session this last Monday morning, 3/28/2011. The room was full of well-dressed adults. Everyone there had a well-respected profession. As the room began to fill up my nerves started to show. I sat at the table on stage cracking my knuckles while the thousand plus took their seats. As I was introduced at the podium the words just started to flow. I only had a few sentences scribbled down on a card to keep me on track but I hardly ever looked at them. Twenty one minutes went by like they were five. Success! It was the best speech yet. I met some amazing people and hopefully made some great friends. Follow your dreams everyone!!!

I’m hopefully saving lives

I’m hopefully changing minds

Pulling out respect

Cause it’s something fading in time

It’s the first thing that we learn

When we’re finally able to drive

Vehicles impatient to take their turns

It’s like their rather waiting to die

Happens at high speeds

We we’re cut off driving on freeways

We hit the brakes and scream stop

But drivers don’t care what we say

Only care about themselves

It’s sad cause most are adults

These teens learn to drive

But just copy what’s on the roads

Disrespectful people are pathetic

Blaming it on the youth

But if they only learned respect

Instead of pointing the finger at you

We’d all be better drivers

Brain injuries on the road would be gone

It’s pointless not to try this

Killing ourselves is just all to wrong…

Tyler Presnell

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

11 Years and finally able to stand on the right leg...

11 Years in the Making
Finally Able to Stand on my Right Leg and
Thankful Both Sides ain't Paralyzed from the Waist Down
I'm at a Phase Now
My Frustration in Speeches Takes Out
Sometimes the Viewers Witness Me Weak Havin a Breakdown
It's Lost not even Taught
On the Road There's only Laws
You have NO Respect if the only Reason You slowed was Not to get Caught
Slow Down Buddy
Swallow Your Pride
Your the only One that Thinks Your that Cool
95 Percent of the Population Grows up to Dislike their life After School
Most People are Impatient
Will Never Slow Down or Get This
I Guarantee that if You were Paralyzed from A Crash
Instead of Racing Throughout Life
You'd Count Each Day down Minute by Minute...

Tyler Presnell 2011

Respect Poetry! Poets create the greatest words ever written...

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Support The STANDUP Act!

We see their tears

We read their minds

And can feel that painful gap from the loved ones lost in time

It's to early we scream!

Wished it would've been mine

If they're barely old enough to be alone

Then how are they old enough to drive

A loaded weapon at 16!

Impatience is life

It's what we know and see

So how do we make it right?

Let's start with the road

Save lives!

We demand it

Young deaths are getting old and us survivors are mad

Screaming "How can you stand this!"

Come on people

Respect our youth and quit standing back

Dont make us beg with signs

Respect lives

And follow through with the STANDUP ACT...

Tyler Presnell 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

I Scream My Words Every Chance I get!!!

Photo by Stephanie Davis

woke up
and got the call of my life
fly me out to DC bout to speak on whats right
but do these people even care
i dont think they do
they might have been affected but nothin like me and you
flyin private jets escapin this lethal zoo
paralyzed from the neck then friends are forgettin you
selfish minds move on
couldn't sit and visit with you
they've got friends that can walk!!!
headin out with a group of four
while your old brain injured buddy is screamin behind the door
cryin to God
what'd you do this for!!!
why me?
why not him or her?
why not some punk bully that could've really deserved it?
like this guy that dropped from boot camp and claimed he got hurt
pics on smaller people cause it makes him feel worth
thirty years old and his life is pathetic
obsessed with fantasy football stats and checklists
caused what happened
though he'll never regret it
he'll never look in the mirror while i'm goin through hell
friends at one point a second it changed
i was thrown around bashed in beat up and i'm to blame
this grown man even laughed at my limp
thats the honest to God truth
now i can relate with that kid
cryin to God
why me?
why not him?
now i preach it
i've got them feelin the love
venting through my pen cause i'm done feelin this punk
done feelin people that cause hurt and never show up
it was your fault
but your to young to take it
speakin out to Congress and Senate hopin they change it
my bloodstained brain the one to blame cant even claim it
i try to explain the pain he left me to face with
so real so raw
has me chokin on stage
fightin for the cause with these tears that i can't restrain
paralyzed for years so he's stuck feelin the pain
while the drivers out there cheersin with buddies cause nothins changed
happens every day
 come on people lets show respect
breathe it and live it
dont just talk the talk
if you wanna be respected gotta walk the walk
and if your challenge is a closed door
just knock and knock
if they dont answer bust through
this little stumblin block
never capture dreams if your stuck in the small talk
i have it!
doesn't mean that you got it
i've died two times
i'd die again if i lost it
savin one life at a time has really got me exhausted
i'm stressed out
Tai's screamin "you ok!"
eyes bloodshot sleep
i haven't seen in days
i still smile
even though i know i'm insane
runnin outta time
had to grow up in the pain
couldn't walk a straight line
forced to create my own way
you couldn't walk in my shoes
you show no RESPECT
could be the best lesson we as the people are bound to lose
it's not shown on the streets
it's not shown on the news
it's not shown towards me
it's not shown towards you
it's not shown towards this world that us people are bound to ruin
so i'll show towards you
and you can show towards me
so we can stop with the recklass disrespect on the streets...

Tyler Presnell 2011

Sunday, March 6, 2011

NOYS.ORG - I was featured!!!

Yo, yo, yo!!!!

I was featured over on the National Organizations For Youth Safety website. 

Check it out!!


Leaving on a jet plane....


I am heading to Washington DC tonight to help support the Standup Act again.  I am so honored that I was asked to come back! If you have been following my blog you know I was in Washington this past September to lobby for the act.  I will try to keep you all updated on Facebook and Twitter while I'm there.  Once I return I will be sure to update the blog with pictures and stories of my trip.

Drive with RESPECT!!


Saturday, March 5, 2011

Third time in The Columbian!!!


I made our local paper today for the third time.  It was definitely a surprise for me because of how last minute every was thrown together.  Great opportunities always seem to come when I'm hitting my head up against the wall wondering what my next move should be. Follow your heart people...  That will never let you down.

Check out the link!!!