Thursday, 13 March 2008

His Special World

Hurt and anger that comes from inside,
Frustration confusion that can’t subside,
Trying to comfort but pushed away
A blank look upon his face.

Our world is so different within his eyes,
Words that are spoken not recognised
People around him are pushed away,
Being alone is part of his day.

Senses much stronger than yours and mine,
From a touch in his hand to hearing a noise.
A taste on his tongue and different smells
Just adds confusion within his world.

Beautiful, big tearless eyes,
Emotionless actions are no surprise,
Obsessional rituals are what keep him safe,
Doing them over and over again…………..


PWB manager said...

Very intense! You made me feel his suffering.

Anonymous said...

Only someone with understanding and feeling can write a poem like this. Very touching.
Val from Spain

ANNA-LYS said...

The words comes like a beautiful stream bubbling with the waters of early spring through a still sleeping forest. A hard floating stock of wood hit's my head and generates waves of strong poignant around my heart, and I look at my Flat-coated Retriever/Border Collie with tears in my eyes and promise her, to make life much easier for her.

(( Love ))

ANNA-LYS said...

Thanks for realtime feed-back :-D

I really hope Your children didn't get offended of my subjective interpretation! :-Z


ANNA-LYS said...

I see by the three last lines what You mean. I feel I have so many questions I would like to ask You, but I don't want to interfere with this beautiful poem, not now.

(( Love n' Understanding))

Stacey said...

Thank you pwb manager, a few words are some times powerful enough to portray someones suffering.

Val your kind, understanding words are very much appreciated

Anna-Lys I have left a couple of messages on your site as you'll be aware.
Your subjective interpretation was not at all taken wrongly,it made sense as animals can be just like our children and they also have those big beautiful eyes! :)

writerwoman said...

I like the new template.

Hope you are having a great day.

Angelica said...

wow. this is great, you can feel the struggle he goes through.

ANNA-LYS said...

He is glad to have You as his mother!!!

(( hug ))

Stacey said...

Thank you writerwoman I thought I would have a change, usually its my furniture but this time I made it my blog ;-)

Angelica thank you I am so glad you could feel what I was writing!

Oh Anna-Lys thankyou, but I am lucky to have him as my son :)

ANNA-LYS said...

Hi Stacey, I suggest installation (for free)of the universal mediaplayer cross-platform VLC

(( hug ))

goatman said...

Some are meant for other worlds; ours may be too crude and forceful.
Some may serve as examples of those to come as we progress with developing into caring and empathetic beings.
Some serve as examples for us to learn detail and feeling from.
I love your poem.

Stacey said...

Goatman, Your kind words really tell me that you truly understand the meaning behind the words in my poem, BIG thank you!! :)

ANNA-LYS said...

Hmmmmm ... You think I am mad????

"Those who can't hear the music thinks the dancers are mad."
(it says in my profile)

dancing with the words

Stacey said...

Anna-Lys, I think your so funny you always put a smile on my face when I read your comments!! :-)

ANNA-LYS said...

That was very nice said of You!
Thank You dear, dear Britania ;-)

ANNA-LYS said...

Only wish I could write poems like You do! But, so what ... can't have it all ;-))

Stacey said...

Anna-Lys, see you have done it again-you have put a smile on my face :-)
You can write poetry Anna-Lys look at the words you use, that's poetry in itself (if that makes sense!) ;)

samrina said...

How beautifully you expressed... so touching..

Thanks for visiting my page, hope to see you around :)

Take care

ozymandiaz said...

A wonderfuly expressive and touching piece. Have I missread or does this not concern autism?

Stacey said...

Thanks so much Ozymandiaz,
Im glad you like and understand the meaning behind my poem!!
You have not missread at all. It is connected with Autism, it means a great deal that you have picked up on the theme. This also leads me to the conclusion that you must have some understanding of this and other similar conditions..... :-)

Stacey said...

Thank you very much Samrina, and hope to see you back :)

Dan said...

Stacey, very touching poem and thanks for the Happy Easter wish..I hope Easter finds you and your family well also. I'll e-mail you a column and poem I wrote for Word Catalyst a couple of months ago; similar topic.

soulpoetrysiteblog said...

Very very nice piece you wrote! There is so much more to it than simple words. Wonderful!

ozymandiaz said...

Actually, Stacey, I have very little direct knowledge of this particualr subject. It was just that you wrote the poem so well, expressing the nuances of the condition, it seemed to me a reasonable conclusion. I have, though, known parents of special needs children and greatly sympathize. Having so called "normal" children (whatever that means) is challenging enough. From what I have seen though, there is no burden too great for loving parents.

Stacey said...

Thank you Soulpoetrysiteblog I have left you a comment on your site, thank you for stopping by.

Thanks Dan I have left you a comment on your site and e-mailed you ;)

Ozymandiaz, wow! thank you that you feel I have expressed so well, but I still say your knowledge in this condition must be a lot greater than you think!! :-)

Janice Thomson said...

A very touching poem from a very compassionate soul.
Thank you for dropping in Stacey.

Stacey said...

Thank You Janice for your kind words and thank you for dropping by!

samrina said...

Happy Easter Stacey :)

Have fun!

Eric Valentine said...

Very compelling poem Stacey, I enjoyed very much.
Thanks for visiting my place.
Happy Easter to you & yours. :)

flyingstars said...

this is a simply lovely poignant evocative..

I am a bit too busy with my work now, which will continue, so couldn't visit your blog for sometime...anyway, I will check your other posts later whenever I will get the break.

Stacey said...

Thank you Samrina :)

Thank You Eric Valentine I'm glad you enjoyed thanks for the visit.;)

Thanks Flyingstars its nice to see you over again :)

ANNA-LYS said...

Hope Your Easter Holiday is pleasant, Stacey!!!!!

(( Love ))

ANNA-LYS said...

Problems dear?

janetleigh said...

By the time I got to the last line of your poem, Stacey, I was thinking, "Wow, this could be how the world appears to a child with autism!" If it is, you gave it justice, Stacey, and I'd like to feature it on Poetmeister 4 Poets!, if you'll let me. I'd like to give it more exposure..:)

Stacey said...

Janetleigh, you have hit it on the nail-yes it is about Autism....
and it would be my pleasure for you to feature it on Poetmeister 4Poets!,- as just maybe it may high light a little more awareness for Autism and other brain conditions like this (if you understand my point)! thankyou for your kind words and am so glad that you understood the meaning behind the words!! ;-)

Ali said...

Could indentify the emotion and message in this immediately. One of my sons is autistic. I've found that writing from such an observant perspective is so cathartic. Beautifully expressed, Stacey. Ali

Stacey said...

Thank you Alison for your kind comments and for visiting, hope to see youa again!

poetmeister said...

Ali, I would welcome poetry from you as well as others on the subject of autism to give it & you as a poet more exposure. If you're interested, you (& others) can either post your poems in the Comment Section of Stacey's poem at Poetmeister 4 Poets! and I will make them a blog entry of their own, or you can mail them to me at

poetmeister AT mindspring DOT com

[I hope you don't mind that I did this Stacey. If so, just delete this comment, please..:)

Stacey said...

Poetmeister-thank you very much for choosing to post my poem on your site, I think it is good to highlight Autism and other conditions alike.
It will be my pleasure if anyone else would like to post a poem on my comment section. Thank you again.

poetmeister said...

It's my pleasure to do so, Stacey! BTW, if there's anything you object to about my lead-in comments to the poem, please let me know and I'll remove anything you want..:)

Again, thank you for letting me put your poignant poem up on the site. I appreciate it!

Stacey said...

Thank you Poetmeister,
I was completely flattered and incredibly pleased with your lovely kind generous words leading up to my poem, so thank you for this and for taking such a big interest :-)

Casdok said...

Thank you for pointing me here, yes i do relate to these words. Lovely poem.