Poem About Autism

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Autism is a huge problem all over the world. Chances are even if your child doesn’t have Autism, you know, someone who does. Children who suffer from this disorder are greatly misunderstood. Things are getting better, but we still have a long way to go. This poem is about hope for children with Autism.

Poem of hope


You're lost in a world you don’t understand.
Or maybe, the world doesn’t understand you.
You look like every other child in town.
You like to run; you like to play.
You just don’t always know, what to say.
Many times the words just don’t come out the way you want them to.
Don’t be blue, with much practice; your words will come through.


You make the smallest hurdles seem big.
You give great joy to those who love you.
There is love in everything they heard because you said something.

Every day you seem to overcome a new fear.
You are a gift of love to those who are near.
You are love, joy and happiness to the mothers and fathers
Who have cried so many tears.

You are here for a reason, just like all the others.
You just see and feel things in a totally different way.
God has made you that way for a reason;
Although, he has not explained, what the reason is, as of yet.

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content by Brenda Marie © 2015 all right reserved
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http://www.autism-society.org/what-is/facts-and-statistics/
About 1 percent of the world population has autism spectrum disorder. (CDC, 2014)

Prevalence in the United States is estimated at 1 in 68 births. (CDC, 2014)

More than 3.5 million Americans live with an autism spectrum disorder. (Buescher et al., 2014)

Prevalence of autism in U.S. children increased by 119.4 percent from 2000 (1 in 150) to 2010 (1 in 68). (CDC, 2014) Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability. (CDC, 2008)

Prevalence has increased by 6-15 percent each year from 2002 to 2010. (Based on biennial numbers from the CDC)

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author avatar BNelson
21st Oct 2015 (#)

I just read an article here that said obese women are more likely to give birth to children with autism.

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author avatar brendamarie
21st Oct 2015 (#)

I don't know, how true that is research is still being done. I read the article as well.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
21st Oct 2015 (#)

Beautiful poem and hopefully there can be one day a cure a miraculous one, great poem Brendamarie!

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author avatar Retired
21st Oct 2015 (#)

Interesting sentiments, although it doesn't work for me as a poem!

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author avatar brendamarie
21st Oct 2015 (#)

John it may not be a classical poem but it still is a poem.

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author avatar Retired
22nd Oct 2015 (#)

Some bits are, others are not! Simply splitting a piece of prose up into lines - as with the final stanza - does not create a poem.

However, that is hardly the point at issue here. What matters is what is being said, not the way it is said.

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author avatar vellur
22nd Oct 2015 (#)

Very touching poem, autistic children are very special and need to be looked after with love.

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author avatar brendamarie
22nd Oct 2015 (#)

They are very special indeed, and have so much to give to the world. The people that know,, them the best know just how wonderful they are.

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author avatar Carol Roach
23rd Oct 2015 (#)

very good poem but some children are so severely autistic they don't speak and they can't show emotion and they live trapped in their mind

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author avatar brendamarie
23rd Oct 2015 (#)

Carol, that is true but, I believe there is hope for even the most severely autistic child as they all need love and care and support

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author avatar onenow
24th Oct 2015 (#)

I like this line: "maybe, the world doesn’t understand you." I think even the medical community has problems understanding what to do for these beautiful souls.

Thanks.

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author avatar Laurie Childree
27th Oct 2015 (#)

Beautiful. My little girl should read this. (she's autistic)

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author avatar Kingwell
30th Oct 2015 (#)

I love this poem especially when you say 'you are here for a reason'. Blessings.

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author avatar brendamarie
30th Oct 2015 (#)

thank-you Kingswell, I believe everyone is here for a reason. these children can show the world amazing things, if we try to see things through their eyes.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
7th Nov 2015 (#)

God has made you that way for a reason;
Although, he has not explained, what the reason is, as of yet.

That is poignant Brendamarie, the crux about creation itself. Strikes a chord within me - siva

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author avatar brendamarie
7th Nov 2015 (#)

It's not me it is my son , who has autism!!!

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author avatar Retired
7th Nov 2015 (#)

I really cannot accept this idea that "Everyone is as they are because God wanted it that way".

Do you really imagine that some deity actually decided that a child should be born with such severe brain damage that they cannot speak or walk, and live their entire life doubly incontinent? Because that is what happens.

To say that this is God's purpose surely demonstrates a need to re-examine what you mean by "God".

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author avatar brendamarie
7th Nov 2015 (#)

One, my son does talk and walk. He is also an amazing artist.
Yes, John, I do believe, my son was a gift from God. There has been many argument over why he has autism in the first place. I will not go into the details about it. It would take forever. Much more research about autism needs to be done. In the US ADHD falls under autism spectrum disorder.

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author avatar Retired
7th Nov 2015 (#)

Brenda, My comment was aimed at the general contention that it is "God's will" that people are the way they are. There are many examples of crippled lives that surely no benevolent deity could have wished for - where do you draw the line?

Like you, I have a son who is on the autistic spectrum.

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author avatar brendamarie
7th Nov 2015 (#)

John, it could have to do with world Karma?

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