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

This IS me #Prose4T

I really enjoying linking up with Vicky at vevivos.com for #Prose4T every week. It’s a chance to think outside my “Mumma/carer/wife” box for a little while.

I wrote a post earlier this year about my Christian name, the various ways it could be spelt and, surprisingly, the random items that bear my name…Jeannette Moulinex anyone?

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One of my favourite Autism Awareness posts is entitled A is for …. Autism and I thought I’d try the same for #Prose4T and my name, encompassing my little quirks!

Here goes:

I am Jeannette, I am me. There’s nine letters in my name you see.

J is for joker. I like to laugh.
Silly toilet humour words like parp, burp and barf.

E is for enthusiastic. Set me a challenge and I’ll do it.
My stubbornness overtakes and I’ll work my way through it.

A is for Autism Awareness, a mission I hold dear.
With two diagnosed children, my determination is clear.

N is for nonsense, I don’t take and won’t give it.
Call a spade a spade is my motto, two-faced people can go leg it!

N is also for Nettie, my childhood nickname.
I tried it in adulthood, it wasn’t the same.

E is for energy, sometimes I have none.
I wish I had oodles of it, to get more done.

T is for time, it goes by too fast.
I don’t feel my age but try not to live in the past.
(apart from music)

T is also for my son, he makes me so proud.
He and his sister, being autistic, they don’t like a crowd.

E is for that’s everything, I can’t add any more.
Nine letters, three E’s, learning to write it…cor!

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Thanks for reading Jx

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Comments on: "This IS me #Prose4T" (12)

  1. This is brilliant – made me smile! I should have a go using my real name πŸ™‚ x

  2. judithkingston said:

    What a great idea for a poem, really nice!

  3. Fantastic poem – what a great sense of you I get from it. x

  4. Such a clever idea, I may have to steal this!

  5. What a brilliant idea for a poem – we should all try this πŸ™‚ Maybe I will in a couple of weeks. I love how it explains who you are as you spell out your name. Thanks for linking to Prose for Thought xx

    • Thanks V, so many people have said they’ll try it out, could be interesting!
      I was very fed up with the third “E” by the end lol! X

  6. Brilliant fun poem!

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