Autistic One

@sacmom (14315)
United States
December 28, 2007 2:11am CST
Below is a short poem that I wrote last year. It is dedicated to my 10 year old autistic son. I hope you don't mind me sharing it. Please let me know what you think. Thanks in advance! :) Autistic One Our oldest one's a statistic, Because he is autistic, We try to be optimistic, Even when he goes ballistic. But that is rare, So don't despair, Just have a little patience, That's what he needs from you and me, So that in life he can succeed.
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
28 Dec 07
very good, sacmom. short and concise - helpful, humerus and it rhymes to boot! what more could one ask for in a poem about their child?
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
28 Dec 07
I like it. Great message too. You used very different poetry mechanisms all throughout a rather short work. I say..."excellent".
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@dbhattji (2507)
• India
28 Dec 07
I admire your courage and ability to take such a thing in your stride. I hope God gives you courage.
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@academic2 (7010)
• Uganda
28 Dec 07
Pretty poem sacmom-your son needs love from all of us-autism can, like you say, be managed with patience-he needs to be understood, when patience and understanding reigns, then a smile will run over his face and that smile will make the whole world radient! Thanks for your poetic presentation
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• United States
28 Dec 07
I like it. It is short, sweet and to the point. The use of rhyme in the poem, helps to make it memorable. I feel that is both creative; and gets the point across effectively.
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@suehan1 (4355)
• Australia
26 Mar 08
thats lovely sacmom.i think that poem is for both of you,so when you get a bit down you can look at it and smile,and it wil gave you more strength to carry on,as it must be very hard.good on you girl.cheers sue
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• India
26 Mar 08
The poem has a touching note about it. Thanks for sharing. I am a Lightworker & practice the Holistic healing art of Reiki & few other modalities. Feel free to write to me if I can be of help.
• United States
23 Mar 08
Well done! and so true!
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@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
28 Jan 08
That is a nice poem. I didn't know your son is autistic. It must have been a trying time taking care of him. I read that autistic children, with proper education and training, can overcome some of their disabilities to function normally in our daily life. I also saw on discovery channel how some autistic children who underwent some special need program that allowed them to grow up into adults that could care for themselves as well. I do hope that is the case with your son. Best wishes!
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@mummymo (23707)
26 Jan 08
Of course we don't mind you sharing it , in fact we are grateful to you for sharing it! I am sire that with your support and patience your son will be very succesful and I wish everyone could be ore patient with those who need a little extra support. Hugs xxxx
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@subha12 (18453)
• India
23 Jan 08
the poem is nice i think.it is also very emotional. its true that they need care the most. hope he excel in life. thanks for the post.
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@andak2007 (3229)
• Philippines
23 Jan 08
Thanks for sharing your beautiful poem, i admire your strength and your love towards your son. I also like poetry and i like your poem.
@Ohara_1983 (4120)
• Kuwait
29 Dec 07
being an autistic child need a special attention & acceptance of the family member is very importance, specially from the mother.
@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
29 Dec 07
I like it sacmom. LIke it a lot. I like the way you used the rhyme and the way you were so to the point. I admire your attitude and I am only glad that more and more people with autistic children are taking it as well.
@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
29 Dec 07
I can relate to this, as my 10 year old nephew has Aspergers. Good on you for presenting your feelings in poetic form.
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
28 Dec 07
Oh my dear you have me in tears - such a lovely message for your son and for everyone else. I've know several people who are autistic (including some I cared for in an adult foster care home) and from experience I know everything you say in this beautiful poem is true.
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@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
28 Dec 07
Your poem is great sacmom. Thank-you for sharing it with us.With your wonderful attitude and outlook I know your son will be able to reach great heights.God Bless you and your family.
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
28 Dec 07
That was a lovely little poem thanks for sharing, yes I definitely agree a lot of patience and understanding is needed as well as plenty of love for autistic children, but they provide so much in return and unless you have an autistic child or work with one you don't appreciate just what the child can offer.
@palonghorn (5486)
• United States
28 Dec 07
I like that, my s/o's nephew is also autistic. And it does take some patience to be around him at times lol. But he can also be a joy to be around. The thing that bothers me is other people, that automatically think that the child is just acting up and being bad, when they don't even know the situation. I was a substitute teacher in a self-contained class, children with differing disabilities and differing levels, it was the best teaching, and by far the best learning experience I ever had.
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@SViswan (12072)
• India
28 Dec 07
That's a short and sweet poem and brings out the essence in simple words that we can understand. I knew a child who was autistic and I agree you need lots of patience to handle such a child. God bless your family:)
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