Birth of an outcast
After begging for a perfect child
From god himself
Their came the birth of an outcast.
No one knew he’d be an outcast.
His family saw an angel.
His sisters saw a new best friend.
As handsome as can be,
With the brightest smile,
And most gorgeous brown eyes.
This angel brought a family together.
His laugh could light up your worst day.
His intelligence was crazy for a young child
Counting and singing his ABC’s by 1 year of age.
You may ask,
He sounds perfect,
How is he an outcast?
The problems was, he took in so much information
That he didn’t focus on the important things,
Such as knowing any type of safety.
And sometimes, hed take in so much information,
He’d get scared
And throw a tantrum.
This would happen mostly in public places,
Too many conversations going on,
Or too many sounds around him,
Bright lights would shine in his eyes.
He would cover his ears and close his eyes
But would you too?
If you were scared and didn’t know what to do?
People would stare
Whispering to their fellow friends about how retarded he looked
“Shut that kid up!” you’d hear in the distance
So scared to let go of his ears
“What is wrong with that kid??”
He cries louder
“Mam you have to leave, we’re getting complaints”
The mother leaves with her angel
That to everyone else, is an outcast
And for some reason
That’s a horrible thing in our society.
Make the outcasts lives feel worthless
That’s what you’re good at,
Has severe autism
Yet, autism is a joke to our generation, right?
“That is so autistic”
Says a boy to a test
“This is autism!”
Says another about the notes
But do you really understand
That families with autistic angels go through?
Let it sink in
That you don’t know how to help
Yet they’re begging you to
The stress never ends
The CONSTANT stares from people in public
It’s not a good feeling!
But this “outcast”
Is no different than the rest of us
He has the most amazing spirit
He also happens to be my (almost) 5 year old brother
Hes our angel
And I love him
And have a new perspective on the world
And on the outcasts
Because of him
So before you joke about autism
Remember how horrible it is
To try to find the cure to helping them
And don’t you dare
Joking about it
And don’t you dare
Judge the birth of an outcast.