My Way of doing things……

This is a poem, written by some one with ASD, that describes their way or doing things.

 

Take my hand and come with me,

I want to teach you about ASD,

I need you to know, I want to explain,

I have a very different Brain.

Sights, sounds and thoughts collide,

What to do first, I cant decide.

Please understand I’m not to blame,

I just cant process things the same.

Take my hand and walk with me,

Let me show you about ASD.

I try to behave , I want to be good,

But I sometimes forget to do as I should.

Walk with me and wear my shoes,

You’ll see its not the way I’d choose,

I do know what I’m supposed to do,

But my brain is slow getting the message through.

Take my hand and talk with me,

I want to tell you about ASD.

I rarely think before I talk,

I often run when I should walk,

My thoughts are outside having fun.

I never know just where to start,

I think with my feelings and see with my heart.

Take my hand and stand by me,

I need you to know about ASD

Its hard to explain but I want you to know,

I cant help letting my feelings show.

Sometimes I’m angry, jealous or sad,

I feel over whelmed, frustrated and mad.

I cant concentrate and I lose all my stuff,

I really try hard but its never enough.

Take my hand and learn with me,

We need to know more about ASD.

I worry a lot about getting things wrong,

Everything I do takes twice as long.

Everyday is exhausting for me….

Looking through the fog of ASD.

I’m often so misunderstood,

I would change in a heartbeat if I could.

Take my hand and listen to me,

I want to share a secret about ASD.

I want you to know there is more to me,

I’m not defined by it, you see .

I’m sensitive, kind and lots of fun

but I’m blamed for things I haven’t done.

I’m the loyalist friend you’ll ever know,

I just need the chance to let it show.

Take my hand and look at me,

Try to forget about the ASD.

I have real feelings just like you,

The love in my heart is just as true.

I may have a brain that can never rest

But please understand I’m trying my best.

I want you to know, I need you to see,

I’m more than the label…..

I am still Me!

 

( author unknown )

 

People who don’t understand the challenges of ASD have no idea what the enormity of achieving really is. It just takes a little more understanding, time and patience on our part to help them live a fulfilling life. A life where those around them know how hard they try to get things right. As I have said before   ‘Why is our way the right way to do something as long as we all get to the same conclusion’.

Blessings always      Alison Jane.

 

 

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