By Wendy Lawson
Wendy Lawson's famous poetry displays the various points of a existence lived with Asperger's Syndrome. during this illustrated number of poems and brief prose items, together with a few from her adolescence and teen years, Wendy engages together with her earlier and current, writing frankly approximately formative years, self-discovery, maturity and friendship. Her poetry additionally conveys the day by day demanding situations offered by way of divorce, bereavement, emigration, disclosing homosexuality and Asperger's Syndrome. either reflective and existence maintaining, those poems supply evocative glimpses of the Asperger event, and should increase readers' figuring out of autism spectrum problems.
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When you feel sad or very glad, I want to hear your voice. Communication may be tough, but it will be our choice. 54 ASPOETRY So often we each find ourselves as part of a group or gathering. What if one didn’t understand the unwritten rules of mutual communication? What if one’s interests dictated one’s attention and crowded out the concept of shared interests? The Group There were just seven of us, Seated all around. The man with the shortest hair Started to make a sound. I was quiet. I wanted to keep watching, There were blue tits in the tree.
The people spoke with funny accents Poisonous spiders, snakes and Vegemite. The years rolled on and joy rolled out So many things did change, Katy’s health, home and friends, An era for many different trends. Some were welcome, some were not, Some were times now best forgot. The good news is that through it all My Katy came out trumps. No more measles, chicken pox, No chronic fatigue or mumps. No more confusion, Katy knows she’s backed a winner. All the doubt now in the past, Today’s the day, it’s here at last.
So little time, and Death lies around the corner. You follow me, seeking, always seeking like shadows, empty shadows. Trying to impress the others, or me? What should I wear? Who am I today? Which one is me? You both struggle and fight inside of me You both want your freedom Sometimes I want to be you, Most of the time I am striving to stay me – confusion. How to decide. Can’t decide. DISCOVERING SELF Autism Is Autism is: being present in this world, But not entirely of it. I am one step removed and curled, The switch just doesn’t click.