Me and my girl and boy, raising awareness and acceptance of autism

This is another poem I found online, by Amand Post (I don’t know if that’s a typo and it should be Amanda), it’s a lovely poem and well worth a share:

My little boy, this love of mine,
Does not know how to say;
Please give me room for every time,
His words get in the way.

You would not know by passing by,
The struggles everyday:
But try to look him in the eye,
You’ll see it in his face.

You may not understand how hard,
Small tasks in life can be;
How difficult to speak aloud,
Or learn your ABC’s.

And just because he doesn’t hug you,
Or kiss you hi and bye;
Doesn’t mean he doesn’t love you,
Please just give him time!

Through all the tantrums, fights and tears,
I look at him and see;
A little boy with tons of fears,
Who strives for normalcy.

Of course he sees he’s different,
But he just can’t see why;
Everybody’s time is spent,
Trying to make him ‘right’.

Open up your heart and mind,
And just watch quietly;
You’ll see a boy who’s really trying,
Just wants to be happy.

He’s just a scared little boy,
With every sight and sound;
I know he plays with just one toy,
And spins around and round.

I know sometimes he’ll yell and scream,
He simply cannot say;
He is not trying to be mean,
Things have to be his way.

All he can say is ‘It’s not right’,
Sometimes it seems unreal;
He can’t express though try he might,
To tell you how he feels.

I know that he repeats himself,
And sometimes others too;
Believe me that does really help,
Anxiety to be removed.

So please be patient and be kind,
Love him everyday;
I know in your heart you will find,
A place for him always.

He is my special, beautiful boy,
Whom I love endlessly;
He is my gift, my love, and my joy
He’s everything to me

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