I struggle to fit in with some children at school,
I don’t really know if this should be the rule?
I understand I’m different at times but
I still have feelings and I want to be kind,
“Just calm yourself down love give your arms a wee rest,”
my dear sweet mum, she’s doing her best!
Looking after me is a such a real task that I know,
but with the right help I know I can grow,
If everyone would just try to give me a chance
I know I can try to curb my loud ‘rants’
If you could just learn to understand my condition
the potential within me will come to fruition.
Lynda Taylor is 43 years old, has four beautiful children and is engaged to married. She writes rhymes and stories on all spectrums of topics, getting her inspiration from her children, family and friends. She has a friend whose child copes with autism and it puts tremendous stress on the family especially when trying to get the support to confirm the extent of the condition and all the support network that follows which is why Lynda wrote this particular poem.
This article was featured in Issue 37 – Making Educational Strides