Poetry Corner: The Day You Ran Away

The Day You Ran Away

A family day out; it’s a beautiful day

The sun is shining; it’s brisk, not cold

You’re running around and laughing

That sound never gets old


We’re waiting for our table

I promise it won’t be long

I know you’re getting irritable

Please wait; please hold on


Then I hear those awful words

Those words that tell me you’re gone

No one knows where you are

You were just here; having fun!

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We search everywhere for you

But you’re nowhere to be seen

Time stood still before me

I was sickened with disbelief


Finally, we found you

Laying down, playing with trains

You don’t understand why I’m crying

You don’t understand my pain

This article was featured in Issue 94 – Daily Strategies Families Need

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is originally from the UK, but moved to the US in 2009. She is married with two children Max and Isla, and lives in Houston, Texas. In 2014, Max was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 2. Over the last 4 years, Rachel and her family has learned to live with and embrace everything that Autism brings. It is this journey that has inspired her to start writing poetry. She created a Facebook page called ‘Autism Through Poetry' with the hopes that her poems will help others know that they are not alone. She hopes to encourage acceptance and create a better understanding of life with autism; ultimately providing comfort to those who need it most. For additional information visit her Website : www.autismthroughpoetry.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/autismthroughpoetry