A free verse about the writer’s childhood best friend who’s autistic… basically written to open people’s minds about autism.
autistic people may seem strange to others and some even single them out…I don’t…actually I consider them special in a way…I have a friend named AJ who is considered autistic, and I really look up to him in many ways…he’s really nice and I’ve always hoped that people will get the chance to know him more before they jugde him or take advantage of him…I never want him to be taken for granted again…it’s his bday this April 18th, and I dedicate this poem for him…Aj, my friend, I hope you and I can stay best of friends for as long as I live.
As they look, you happen to not care
Even though some are mostly unfair
The world is more than cold
We have to survive as I have been told
Still you managed more than a real smile
Laughter explodes every once in a while
All the optimism in you makes me think
You’re ready to speak your mind without a blink
A person with no lies and a good memory
Hands outstretched to help the weary
Though you seem to have your own world
Trust and hope in it you hold
Many are irritated
Many have taken you for granted
I’m proud to be one of those
Whom you have driven off the woes
I used to stare and fear you too
But now inside and out I’ve seen you
and my friend blooms within
a long journey is where we’ve been
together we seem to lack the sense
to keep track of time and they consider us dense
can you really blame the others point out
reality we fly from and we never doubt
my friend you’re not predictable
but so is the real world
still letting you go I won’t be able
true friends I want to keep hold
so can I stay though far away
one of the persons to make your day
as a real friend in my simple way
I want to prove you’re not what they say.
written February 20, 2006 Monday 1:55 pm
by: Anne S. Quinabo a.k.a. lime13
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