By Wendy Lawson
Wendy Lawson's recognized poetry displays the numerous elements of a existence lived with Asperger's Syndrome. during this illustrated number of poems and brief prose items, together with a few from her youth and teen years, Wendy engages together with her earlier and current, writing frankly approximately youth, self-discovery, maturity and friendship. Her poetry additionally conveys the day by day demanding situations provided by means of divorce, bereavement, emigration, disclosing homosexuality and Asperger's Syndrome. either reflective and existence declaring, those poems provide evocative glimpses of the Asperger adventure, and may increase readers' realizing of autism spectrum issues.
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Extra resources for Aspoetry: Illustrated Poems from an Aspie Life
Your smile delights my eyes and the peace in my soul Rolls over me like the gentle waves of a calm ocean. So soothing is your voice to my ears that even the roar Of my lions within cannot shatter it. Thank you, my love, for your quiet assurance and humble vulnerability. To you I owe a never-ending debt, my life.
However, now, as a grown-up, I can choose whether or not I allow those to dictate to me and my future, or whether I weave them into the tapestry of my life and allow them to add texture and tone to my life. I choose the latter. ASD: My Gender My gender and I are a package. We come as part of the deal. ’ I cannot account for these feelings. Emotions intense and extreme. But my issues with everyday dealings Can cause me to rant, shout and scream. I don’t desire the make-up. Fashion and high-heels don’t appeal.
Hoping for love, hoping for laughter It never rains but it pours, Sometimes, never and always as after. Absences… Left or right Pain – Chaos, confusion – too many choices! Feeling lost. 63 64 ASPOETRY My Love It wasn’t always this way. The joy of knowing you And sharing in your life has taught me that I am Able to love and accept myself. In your presence I come to life in a way that I have never experienced before. This rag doll who is losing her stuffing becomes the musical clown, So full of colour and vitality.