I came into this world kicking and screaming. My screams came a bit late but better late than never. My bones may have been weak and may remain weak, but I’ve learned to carry myself. My twin was always faster, taller and stronger than me, but I’ve grown taller than her now, and can move just as fast. My learning is slower than yours. but I’m always thinking and learning. I might not know all that you know, but I know a lot that you will never know. Like crying in the mirror because people make jokes about you
When you think maybe your family would be better off if you weren’t around anymore. Sometimes when I see myself in the mirror, I see my messy hair. But I can’t do anything about it because combing and brushing my hair makes my head hurt. It makes me want to cry because I don’t look like everyone else. Sometimes you laugh at me because of my clothing. But I dress the way I want to, because it makes me feel good. My clothes don’t tell you who I am. If you want to know, you could just ask me. So why must you hurt me.
All I want is to be your friend. I don’t always know what everything means, but I know enough to know that my life is pretty hard. Because people who don’t understand me seem to just want to hurt me Instead of helping me. I can love like you. I can feel like you
I can cry like you. I just don’t always learn and behave like you so please, can’t you just love me anyway?
The Voice of Autism©
By Felina Silver Robinson