The poems allow me to say things I would probably not say in normal conversations. The real truth is that I would be afraid to say some things just in normal talk.
The start of my writing was just in my head. Then in 2009 I actually put words down.
This was my first try at poetry:
I Am A Bit Autistic But A Normal Kid
Think about all the people you know
I am one of them.
I am a bit autistic but just a normal kid.
I am everywhere that you are
I am a member of the community too.
I am where you are.
I go to the same places.
I am interested in the same things.
I read the same books.
I visit the same places.
I am just like you but I am autistic too.
I am a normal kid I like the things you do.
I listen to your music and learn your songs.
And now you can learn mine.
I am a bit autistic but I am a normal kid.
I am interested in life and you are interesting too.
I am a bit autistic and a normal kid like you.
And wherever you are there am I too.
I am all over the world and in everyplace.
I see the things you see
I worry about what you are thinking of me.
I am a different person but just a normal kid.
I am a bit autistic but I am just a normal kid like you.
I think there's too much attention on my autism
and not enough on me.