Autistic shackles hold your little tongue From telling me the punch line of the joke That caused your fits of laughter to provoke Excited happy tears. You’ve never sung Your favorite Barney song, and when you clung To me that winter night when you awoke To fearful, bitter sobs, you never spoke A word of what tormented one so young. Although autistic shackles bind your speech, Your love is blazoned on your beaming smile. Although I missed the punch line of that jest, I laughed myself to happy tears. And each Dark night when you awake and fears defile Your sleep, in Daddy’s arms you'll find your rest.
I remember this one!! It is very cute!! Poems about children tend to make me SMILE!!
"Creation of woman from the rib of Man: She was not made from his head to top him; nor out of his feet to be trampled upon by him; but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be loved." -Unknown
This is such a tender and loving poem Jbouder. Though he may wear the veils of "autistic shackles", such wondrous gifts your son bestows to you. Your love and pride shine deeply through your words in this tribute to your son.
Best wishes, /Kit
I love this one...someday would you trek over to the Announcments Forum and update us on your son? Last time you told us about the change in diet and what it was doing...we'd really like an update Jim.
This is a very moving tribute for your son. You convey your own emotions toward the situation excellently (I wonder if that's a word...doesn't sound like one, but I like it anyway).
I like too many things and get all confused and hung-up running from one falling star to another till i drop. This is the night, what it does to you. I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion. —Jack Kerouac
Cape Cod Massachusetts USA
dear jbouder, how absolutely touching and wonderful it must be to have a father that so adeptly and willingly tells of his love for his son... this is a beautiful piece and it's got my vote for the book...
sincerely, a sad tomato
you're such a beautiful freak... i wish there were more just like you...