Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Can You Hear the World Through My Ears?

On this last day of Autism Awareness Month, I'd like to share this poem another friend of mine sent me. I don't know who the author is. Enjoy.



Can You Hear the World Through My Ears?

Can you hear the World thru my ears,
that hum that fills my head.
I think it would be amazing to you
how I ever go to bed.


The sounds at school, the bus, the hall,
they fill our everyday.
The thunder of children’s passing feet
can make my nerves go fray.


I try to work and learn like others,
and you can see my efforts, no doubt.
But even that “Good job, Cameron,”
if too loud, can make me totally freak out.


I want to forget the heater, the lights,
the bells, and the one chewing gum.
So sometimes when it’s all too much,
I begin to run, flap, and hum.


I know there are places that I need to go,
to gym, to music and to lunch.
But all of them can be overwhelming,
and make me spaz a bunch.


I know I need your patience to learn,
grow, and overcome my fears.
I just hope and pray you can try to hear
the World thru my ears.

4 comments:

C.L. Beck said...

Danyelle,
That's a wonderful poem ... and so good for helping others to see, in some small way, what it's like to be autistic.

Thanks for posting it.

And thanks, too, for stopping by my blog yesterday and commenting!

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Cindy

Thank you! I'm glad you liked it. And I'm looking forward to seeing what you post next monday!

Sinful Southern Sweets said...

Love this!

Anonymous said...

I have a nephew with autism and I'm sure this is exactly how he feels. Thank you for a beautiful poem

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