Autism: C'hele's Story

January 24, 2008

Autism: “Evrey one Shood have a good hart.” By Michaela.

Filed under: Aspberger Syndrome, Autism, Poetry, Special Needs — C'hele @ 07:58
(A Poem)

Evrey one Shood have a good hart.

If every one had a good hart this world wodint be so mest up. If every one wode be pecfoul, have a good hart, not being mean, not being sellfish and not being so croul! Whiy cant every one be cind and caring and happy and not be so stouped!

But one day! but one day! one day! the world can can? the world will change to be as peacfall Just like Dallehy lama But! we have to worck on it becase as longe thers wars the world wount be fecefall. Thinck about it!

By: Michaela

January 2008

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My daughter surprised me with this “poem” two days ago. Upon asking if her class worked on a poem that day, she informed me that they didn’t but she “suddenly” felt like writing this poem during her lunch hour.

This is quite something. My daughter does not give up her lunch hour for “anything.”

When I asked her why she decided to write this, she told me that the problems she is currently encountering with her peers at school, inspired her to write this. Unbeknownst to me, her resource room (a class of 10), is experiencing a lot of discrimination by many of their “typical” grade 7 peers. The resource room children have been having to deal with the humiliation of name calling such as: “retards, freaks, and mentals.”

“So what inspired you to actually write this with the Dalai Lama’s name written within the poem?” I asked. “Because I remembered mom, you telling me that the Dalai Lama does not believe in violence. I remembered mom. I wanted to hit a boy real bad who called me mental.” “I bet the Dalai Lama would of walked away like I did hey mom?”

I could not help but smile to myself. Yeah, I thought. If anyone, ANYONE would know what it is to walk away from something, it would have been His Holiness.

Words of wisdom from the heart of a twelve year old autistic girl- I just could not help myself from sharing this with the world.

 

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15 Comments »

  1. If only everyone was as wise as your little girl, the world would indeed be a wonderful place! Michaela gives one a lot to thinck about.

    Comment by Average Jane — January 24, 2008 @ 08:54

  2. And I swear that’s how I am going to spell thinck from now on..it spells far better that way!

    Comment by Average Jane — January 24, 2008 @ 08:55

  3. You know Jane, its always the simple things that smack us in the face no? I love thincking like this too, *chuckle.*

    Comment by cheles — January 24, 2008 @ 09:44

  4. I found the change from “the world can” to “the world will” to be extremely moving.

    Comment by davidrochester — January 24, 2008 @ 11:15

  5. You’ve aspired me anew to call the autism center where I was planing to volunteer. What a wonderful poem!

    Comment by waxingstrange — January 24, 2008 @ 20:18

  6. This poem actually reminded me of those days I had started writing poems. My subjects were quite same and my english just as good. But if that’s her first poem, I’d say she’s really gifted.

    Smile.

    Comment by Clownscape — January 24, 2008 @ 22:24

  7. David: Michaela is anything but a passive person. The word “will” would be her four letter word of choice, lol.

    Waxing: I am completely thrilled to discover that you are interested in volunterring at an autism centre. You may find some of these children challenging and or, sometimes frightening. Once you put any possible fears aside you will soon discover the amazing people that they are. Good luck! If I can ever be of assistance to you in the future, please don’t hesitate to ask. Hugs 🙂

    Clown: Yes. I think so. I know a true gem when I see one. 🙂

    Thank you all for your wonderful comments. This evening I read every comment to her in hopes of picking up her spirits. Michaela has had a extremely difficult week coping with the name calling. She cannot for the life of her, understand “why” people choose to be cruel. It will be a challenge for both of us to conquer. After reading all the comments here, her face was literally glowing. She is now inspired to write more poetry so she can “help” people. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

    Comment by cheles — January 25, 2008 @ 09:49

  8. This is so beautiful, C’hele! Do you see what a wonderful influence you are on your daughter? You certainly influence the rest of us that way! I am so glad to know there are children like Michaela in the world. It gives me hope for the future! Hugs!

    Comment by vroni1208 — January 25, 2008 @ 19:44

  9. How fine!

    Comment by modestypress — January 26, 2008 @ 05:10

  10. Vroni- Thank you for your comment and compliment! Michaela has a really “old soul” if I can term it that way. She has an innate way of looking at the world realistically. I can only try to point out some important values and wonderful role models, whom ever they may be. Michaela has seemed to grasp some Buddisht principles without any pressure from me. I don’t worship any particular religion or spirituality but I encourage Caela to question, seek, read and become knowledgeable about any particular faith. There is so much wonderful knowledge in alot of it that can be of inspiration to Caela. Hugs back to you girlfriend! 🙂

    Random: I declare! I have never seen you to be a man of so little words! Sorry, I couldn’t help myself *giggle*. Hugs to you too :).

    Comment by cheles — January 26, 2008 @ 08:56

  11. I loved this, and as my daughter would say: “Michaela Rocks!”

    I agree with Jane (but my spelling is better) what a wonderful message your daughter has delivered to the world.

    Comment by Sherri — January 28, 2008 @ 10:07

  12. *chuckling- thanks Sher!*

    Comment by cheles — January 30, 2008 @ 05:16

  13. I posted a picture for Caela on my picture blog. The dog’s name is Bart and he was bred and graduated from our program.

    Comment by loveslostsoul — November 11, 2008 @ 19:06

  14. Thank you Platy 🙂

    Comment by C'hele — November 12, 2008 @ 18:13

  15. Hey, great to have you back, Platy!

    Comment by Average Jane — November 15, 2008 @ 08:57


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