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Normal Child

April 27, 2017 | By

A sensitive poem dedicated to children with autism for the Autism Special Edition I of Learning and Creativity.

Autism Awareness Special Edition I

By Pratima Apte
autism awareness

My life in your hands

So, you all wanted a normal child,
Well, so did I want to be born one,
But some twist of fate landed us with what we have,
Mom and Dad, did you seriously check yourself up, before having me?
Mother Nature is overburdened, as it is,
Did you two maintain healthy minds, hearts and bodies?
Mum, you could have given up your job, for me!
Dad, you could have been more considerate of Mum;
helping her around the house; I am your dual responsibility.
My life in your hands,
My fortunes you forge,
My health you nurture;
A stitch in time, would have saved nine,
Easier would have been your lives and mine,
Without the added burden of different abledness;
You are all that I have!
Take care, I want a normal sibling!

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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