Poetry Corner: Special Kid
There was this very special kid,
who had to find his way.
He worked so hard,
he did this every day.
He smiled and he laughed,
and sometimes he would talk
about the things that he wanted,
and what he asked for with his words he got.
You see he was learning
on an unbalanced scale
where autism sometimes got in his way.
And since he learned about life when he tried things,
he never could fail.
In times when he would struggle
he would just try again,
and from this he learned,
that hard work and perseverance in the face of adversity
would be his friend.
Mary Kangas is the mother of two children, Dennis and Sara, and has a great husband named Dennis who works very hard taking care of his family. Mary is a stay-at-home mom who likes to write poems and writes a lot about autism. She says it helps to unfold it all in her words.
Mary’s beautiful and smart son Dennis has autism and works incredibly hard on things. She says they are very proud of him. Their daughter, whom they are also proud of, is an honor student and helpful young lady. They feel very blessed.
This article was featured in Issue 81 – Building Self-Esteem in Kids with Autism