Sometimes Autism Keeps You From Me

I’ve wondered, when did autism purloin you?

Did it creep in one night, and snatch the words from your tongue?

When did it show up, and make it so hard for you to look at me? 

I want to hold you. I want to hug you. I want to play with you and sing with you. 

I want to hear you say you love me…  

Autism. Sometimes it keeps you from me. 

You don’t always want to look at me. You don’t always want to be held, or hugged, or sung to. You don’t always want to be a part of this world, my world.

So I find you, in your world. 

And I fight back. 

I fight for all the things autism has so selfishly tried taking away from you.  I fight for your voice. 

I spend my days holding onto you. Holding your hand, to keep you safe. Holding onto hope for you. Hope for your future. 

I hug you. When you need it most, because hugs don’t hurt…they heal.  I lay with you.

During the hardest times, I lay with you, and I sing to you. I sing until you decide to sing too. 

Autism showed up in our family, uninvited. It brought with it rules for you to live by. 

But I have never been one for following the rules. So I’m going to show you how to break them. 

Autism thought it could steal you away. 

But autism hasn’t one the battle yet, and it won’t win today.

Written by, Margaret Edmundson

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