Sunday, July 18, 2010

Poem by Anthony Marabella

Waiting to march into Opening Ceremony at 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games, with our Wyoming delegation, I was approached by Special Olympics Massachusetts athlete Anthony Marabella (pictured with me below) who wrote the following poem in honor of my mother:

My poem to Mrs. Shriver
by Anthony Marabella

There are not enough words that truly say how much you have touched my life and heart in a special way
For your helpfulness and commitment to people with disabilities throughout various communities nation and worldwide
You were the designer, the leader and the guide
Throughout everything that was done success and smiles came, along with so many friendships and the flame
We stand together here and we are proud
Our voices are heard and they are loud
With love and gratitude in all we do now do
For this we shall do for you
The one who made a dream come true
Mrs. Eunice Kennedy Shriver that person is you
Thank you for letting all dreams be achieved
Inside of everyone when they’ve believed


  1. Maureen McNamaraJuly 25, 2010 at 1:17 PM

    Trey is an amazing man - a great athlete and a wonderful poet who is a pleasure to be with. I am proud to be Trey's National Games basketball coach - we took home the Bronze for Team Massachusetts!

  2. That is a beautifully written poem! Thanks to Trey, the poet/athlete for his wonderful expression and to you for posting this.

  3. Trey, thank you for representing your team so well!