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The Voice of Autism:

My Topsy Turvy Life

I wish for two days in a row that didn’t always start at one extreme and end at another

I’m happy

I’m sad

I’m mad

I’m nice

It’s not my fault

Some people just can’t be nice to me

Don’t they understand that I have feelings just like they do?

When they say something mean to me

It seems to hurt more

Like they just really want to see me cry

I don’t like crying

I don’t think anyone does

It makes me think of all the other bad times I’ve had

I want to think about all the good times

Don’t get me wrong

I have lots of happy thoughts

About

The time I spend with my family

When we go places

When we sit and watch funny things on TV

When I get to help bake

Or help in the garden

I love when we travel

My life is so topsy-turvy

Sometimes good

Sometimes bad

I wish I could read everyone’s minds

So I could really understand why they need to pick on me

I wish I could make people see that it’s not right to hurt anyone

I wish I could make people live like I do

And Maybe

They would never be mean to me or anyone else again

I wonder if their lives are topsy-turvy

And if that is why

They are so mean to me

I wish they knew that it would just be better to be my friend

I know then

My life wouldn’t be so topsy-turvy

Copyright 2014

The Voice of Autism:

My Topsy Turvy Life©

Felina Silver Robinson


The Voice of Autism Through a Mothers Eyes:

Finally, A place to feel I belong

My Poem of the Day

(07/19/14)

The Start of Summer School

In a new place

With all different types of people

But more like me

Some could walk

Some had wheelchairs

Some had trouble speaking

Some had trouble paying attention

Some just wanted to leave

But we all found that there was

No more

being teased

No more

being poked

No more

being dared to do bad things

And no more

having our lunches stolen

It was scary seeing classmates that were different from me

But I know that

Everyone learns differently and has

different abilities

different strengths

different weaknesses

But in the end we all learn the same way

We have the same fears

We all want to be liked

And we’re all here to learn

Now my eyes are wide open

And

I find interest in more things

And

Have made new friends

No one makes me feel bad about who I am

No one makes me cry every day

I smile when I walk in the room

And

I smile when I leave the room

I’m the happiest that I can be

Thanks for setting me free

And

For letting me just be me

Copyright 2014 Finally, A place to feel I belong© Felina Silver Robinson


Twin views brother as extraordinary


The Voice of Autism:

Dazed and Confused

I quickly leave one class to head to another

Outside and in between buildings

I realize

I don’t really know where I’m going

Aides try to help me

But I lash out in frustration

No hands, No feet, Just Words

Words that hurt once heard

Words that cut my helper down

Words that I never mean

Words I wish I never said

Once calmed I regret everything that was said

I apologize but I feel like it meant nothing

Oh how I wish my brain worked the same as all the others

So I wouldn’t have to hear their painful words

Every time I say the wrong thing

Or when I say nothing at all

Oh What I would give to see them in my place

I’m just so “dazed and confused”

I sure wish I just knew what to do

Oh, here comes mom

She’s here to save my day, yet again

I chalk it all up to just another day in my world

Copyright 2014 Dazed and Confused© Felina Silver Robinson


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Mean Girls

This morning I woke up

As happy as could be

There was nothing I had to do

Only things I wanted to do

I passed the thought of what was said to me on

My last day of school

Some friends, well people I thought were my friends,

They said to me

We’re really not your friends you know

And we don’t really like you either

You’re to stranger for us

We’ll see you around

But we won’t be likely to say hi

Don’t waste your time thinking about us

Because we sure won’t be thinking about you

Unless we need a good laugh or two

Try not to fall flat on your keester

Because we’re such mean girls

We’d just have to react

And we can assure you

We won’t be their with our hand out to help you up

So you should start scouting for some new friends

Friends that won’t use you are abuse you

Sorry we couldn’t be there this time around

Maybe you’ll get lucky

Now that we have parted ways

People will see you just the way you are

We’re certain that almost anyone is nicer than we are

We’re just a bunch of mean girls

and you’re just too nice for your own good

So, see you, wouldn’t want to be you

Copyright 2014 Mean Girls© Felina Silver Robinson


The Good and The Bad

I wake up dreading the day

not knowing what will come my way?

Will I face anger?

Will I face hate

followed by an immediate apology

with words of love?

Will all my prize possessions

be smashed to the floor

with words of denial

while she vents her frustrations?

Will she do it because she knows

what they mean to me?

Will she laugh at me and make me cry

because she wants me to know what she

goes through every day?

My sweet angel, I do understand

We plan for good things

but end up with bad things

A bad nights sleep

can alter the day

One slip of the tongue

and she runs out the door,

don’t worry though because she won’t go far

Smooth calm and gentle words

makes for a productive day

When she does well

A reward goes a long way

Always remember your good day

Makes her day better

Your bad day

Makes her day worse

If you don’t understand

Then she won’t understand

One kind word,

One big smile

One warm hug

One kind word

Makes all the difference in the world

Copyright 2014 The Good and The Bad© Felina Silver Robinson