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Mommy, Were You Weeping Today?

April 27, 2017 | By

A sensitive poem for the Autism Special Edition of ‘Learning & Creativity’

Autism Awareness Special Edition I

Dr. Santosh Bakaya 
autism awareness

I love the butterflies, the birds,
So what if I have no words?

Mommy, were you weeping today?
I wanted to say something
Wanted to hurl myself at you
Kiss those tears away. Oh mommy!
Why were you crying mommy,
What could I do?
I tried to explain something,
But no one understood
No, mommy, I was not rude.
I don’t like it when people look
At me in a funny manner.
Are you worried that I will not be able to cope
When you are gone?
Don’t worry, mommy, even when you are gone
[But where will you go mummy?]
I will be safe, snug and warm inside myself.
I love the butterflies, the birds,
So what if I have no words?
Remember those paintings I made the other day
They were my words, my language
Of love.
How are these people better than me mommy?
They don’t understand my language,
I don’t understand theirs, so?
They hate- I love.
They are differently abled mommy.
I am love-enabled.
I can teach them a thing or two mommy
I am love, just love, mommy.

Love is the only language I know, mommy
See my fingers throbbing?
They throb with love, mommy
And I pour my love on paper.
See, see, how I pour!
Mommy, don’t worry, miracles happen.
Maybe one day I speak?
And when I do, I will say, “I love you too mommy “
Yes, yes, I do.

Click here to read more poems on Autism Awareness in our Special 1

The Significant League is a Facebook literary group which was started by a person who has a child with autism and hence has a special interest in it which explains why every April Autism Awareness month the group tries to do something connected with autism. This time, as for last year, it has been to trying to get its members to write poems on autism. Some very fine poems have come up as result.
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