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My Boy of Nine

August 30, 2015 | By

A touching poem written to honour the love between a mother and her differently abled son.

mother and son

He smiles and shines. He enjoys the frolic too

My boy of nine,
is surviving just fine.
Despite the label put on him,
he smiles and shines.
He enjoys the frolic too,
Yes, he stares,
but when he is interested.
He cries and shouts
When he is angry and disgusted.
Above all, he allows me to hug often
and hugs back a lot…
Doesn’t matter, Autism or not,
He will remain my son, a loving tiny tot.

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Nalini is a poet at heart and writer by choice. A teacher by profession, she is a mother of a 9 year old son. With one collection of dark genre short stories to her credit, she dreams of her poems getting published soon. A passionate Lucknowite and an ardent Indian, she loves to dream and to work hard to make them come true.
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