THE FACE OF AUTISM
a poem by Ruby Bonham Lot #127
A young boy stands by the window
Lost in a world only he can know.
His hand flaps in rhythm to an inner beat
His eyes unfocused, his song incomplete.
Where will life take this extraordinary boy
Whose actions often disturb and annoy
No way to tell us of his innermost fears
He struggles and silently flow his tears.
Society shuns him when he doesn’t comply
His human worth they seek to deny.
They fail to see the beauty within
That needs expression, a place to begin.
This child of God was created just so
For a special purpose that we might know
Compassion for one different from the rest
His song is ours and we are blessed.
So I strive with each passing day
To open the door that keeps him hidden away
To bridge the gap between his world and mine
I enter his world and touch the divine.