You Make Me Wonder…

What is it like in that world of yours? You Make Me Wonder...

It really is intriguing

Listening to you script and play

It really must be amazing


You’re playing alone in your room

But it sounds like there are a thousand friends

You’re talking, laughing, dancing

The fun never seems to end!


You put yourself into these make-believe worlds

Losing yourself in thought

In there you can be anything at all

Be anything and not feel so fraught


I’m standing on the sidelines watching

I’m admiring your playtime antics

So happy to see the joy in your smile

So happy to see the joy in you, Max.


This article was featured in Issue 86 – Working Toward a Healthy Life with ASD

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..