Spring is here and it makes me smile,
I can go outside and stay a while.
If the sun is bright and the day is long,
I’ll look for the buds, and there’s more than one!
Up they’ll pop, in colourful shapes,
And open up wide as their fragrance escapes.
Dancing a dance in the soft spring breeze,
Anything stronger, some will fall to their knees,
Others may break, too weak to bounce back and more will flourish, they just have the knack.
They have resilience to survive every storm,
That’s just their way, that is their norm.
The norm for me is to wait inside,
There is no escape, I only can hide.
I wake and wait, each new day
And hope somehow you’ll find a way,
To come and find me, to lead me out,
From the place I’m left in, and hear me shout.
Cos in my mind are all the words,
But life ouside seems scarily absurd.
It makes me frightened, frustrated and small,
That you don’t understand, how you can help at all.
If only you saw beyond my stims,
A new life for me could truly begin.
I am not stupid, damaged or mad,
I am just a boy who feels quite sad.
Cos in my heart, my body and mind,
I’m the same as you, be we just have to find
A way for me to break outside
A way for you to swim against the tide.
I know you can see me, I’m not so dumb,
I know my autism can make you run.
I’ll weather the storms like the new spring flowers,
I’ve been waiting for years, months and hours.
The resilience I have, gives me strength to endure,
Until we find the right time to ‘open the door’.
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