This poem was written as a post originally in my Verse for Thursday feature back in March. It was written for Autism Awareness Week but I think it would be a nice time to share it again here after all raising awareness isn't just for one week, it is something we should do every day......
What does Autism mean to you?
Are you aware or is it all quite new?
It can seem really complicated
and making some people feel isolated
But do not fear
as there is help quite near
Groups where you can drink and have a chat
and pick up the odd interesting fact
As a community it's good to look out for each other
especially if you're on the spectrum, a relative, friend, father or mother
The professionals, they need someone to lean on too
It's almost like one big Autism stew
Yes, a hot pot of boiling stress
sometimes causing a bit of a mess
But the more people we make aware
then the problems we may share
So please pass on the word about Autism this week
and feel free to go out there and speak
Don't be afraid to ask how and why
Shrug off that curiosity, please don't be shy
Thank you for reading.
Please join me again tomorrow for Free From Friday.
For now though....
Every Saturday will be about Autism, family and life.