The Beautiful Butterfly

I am the child who has Autism,
who can not do the things that you do,
But that does not mean I am useless,
I have feelings and emotions, just like you.


I can hear the things you are saying,
even though with words I can not yet speak,
I may not be physically-able to do things like you,
but that does not mean I am weak.


I know there are many things about me,
that you simply do not understand,
But please don't shy away from me,
I could use a friend, and a warm helping hand.


I may have a mind that works differently,
Pages in a book - I may flap instead of turn,
But that does not mean you can't teach me,
you might be surprised at just what I can learn.


If you think when I don't cooperate, I'm misbehaving,
And conclude that I'm not disciplined enough,
Please take a moment to consider,
that the road I must travel can be rough.


When you stare at me, point, or start to whisper,
it makes me sad, and I so want to cry ......
Why do you think of me as some crippled caterpillar?
Why can't you see that I'm God's beautiful butterfly?


© Michelle M. Guppy

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Penny45
Nov. 8, 2007 at 4:47 PM

This is so beautiful, I started crying...God bless you and I hope you have more to share.

Thank You  Penny

 

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