Autism is not something to be feared
it`s a state of mind that has no limits
persons parked diagonally in their parking space
they see the world in a wonderful way
that we can never truly understand
they're very loving and full of grace.
Unique people with so much to give
that society rejects through misconceptions
it takes a little sense to find some common ground
the simple side of life, we can all learn from
they`re individuals that are fun to be with
intelligent, inquisitive, they always astound.
Trusting and sometimes easily led
body language is hard for them to follow
they just want to be like all the rest
life seems to have served them an unfair lot
that we know they don`t deserve to have
yet as a friend, they are truly blessed.
Inspirational in every way
their love for life should motivate us
and we must strive to work well together
don`t ever let this harsh world put them down
problems can be resolved through talking
humanity must accept one another.
Spontaneous, loving, fun to be with
they don`t hold grudges or hate anyone
accepting them with joy, as they're so bright
eye contact appears to be hard for them
but they seem to get around that with our help
we are all special in our own right.
Misunderstood, they battle on in life
it`s not hard to be polite and caring
they have a right to a decent existence
treat them with the respect they deserve
they are not monsters to be afraid of
go say "Hello", don`t keep your distance !
© Lissie Bull 2018
I have worked closely with the Autistic Society as I have two autistic children.
Having been through alot of pain watching my children and others suffer at the hands of people who don`t understand Autism, I decided to write this poem.
I hope people will learn from, respect and treat them as they themselves would wish to be treated.