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Autism's Name

Autism has a smile, a beautiful face
Disconnected from this world, this place
Thought process differs from most
Unable to chase away Autism's ghost

Autism has a smile, a beautiful face
An Angel presented by Heaven's grace
Fighting to control an impulsive mind
Reminding Autism to always be kind

Autism has a smile, a beautiful face
Discovering the world at his own pace
Four years young in this Autism game
A challenge being Autism's name

For my man in the middle; Kaleb
'May you always see beyond the borders'
Love, hugs and kisses...
Always and Forever...

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  1. Date: 4/17/2012 6:45:00 AM
    this poem is beautiful. have a good day.

  1. Date: 1/8/2012 4:41:00 PM
    I used to drive a handicapped bus and collect 14 people and their wheel chairs. I carried each one on and off the bus...i really enjoyed working with these lovely guys and girls... felt like i was doing something great...

  1. Date: 1/7/2012 10:26:00 AM
    i wrote a poem on on autism as well.. I use to work with a little boy who had autism. You did a good job with this piece. cory

  1. Date: 1/1/2012 6:00:00 PM
    So sensitively you deal with this devastating condition that affects more people than we realize. Makes me wonder how it has touched you. Really special Shannon!

  1. Date: 11/23/2011 10:40:00 AM
    My nephew has it. Sweet poem! Peace & love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 11/22/2011 12:36:00 PM
    Smile, I Can See Clearly Now The Rain Is Gone * And Owww A View It Is Indeed * My Luv, Always & Always, John!:) *

  1. Date: 11/22/2011 10:50:00 AM
    P.S. - ooops. By no means am I suggesting for you to change this poem! I mean, writing a new version in a form like Villanelle that uses repetition and rhyme.

  1. Date: 11/22/2011 10:47:00 AM
    Heya Shannon. Great thoughts here, shedding light on....well, simply shedding light; giving a postive spin on a topic that can be difficult for people to talk about. Ok, I am not saying to change this poem at all. I really dig the repetitive lines, so you might want to try your hand at a different version of this poem using Villanelle form? Nice dedication poem, as well.