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Disorderly Gratitude

Neurodivergence:

An interesting word

So many “disorders”

Words used to describe

Completely natural variance.

What words do I use

To describe myself?

Who am I?

How do I define my selfness inside my head?

Change can bring joy

Am I a disorder?

DID, Autism, PTSD?

All of those are just words

Used to characterise coping mechanisms or brain states.

Are my coping mechanisms a disease?

Or a super-power?

Am I disabled?

Or upgraded?

In truth, I see myself as

A capable human dealing with

Pressure and pain

In the best way I can.

I have a lot of help,

And I am grateful.

I have a lot of awe and love,

And I am grateful.

You hear me, God?

It’s not that things aren’t shit sometimes,

It’s that I look at the amazing life I’m living,

And I am grateful.

Thanks for reading my blog. Would love to hear your thoughts and comments below.

Novels and Creative Writing, Uncategorised, Uncategorized

Dense living shoots, and The Tantrum

Dense Living Shoots:

There once was a balcony aloe
It’s dish was surprisingly shallow
But it still made new shoots
And dense living roots,
There’s no need to leave your heart fallow

The Tantrum:

He screams, he cries,
He’ll thrash his little legs
And rub his eyes
The innocence of disarray
His behaviors I can not deny

Unless I look deep into the heart of things, and breathe.

There’s no training for his family
To deal with their son’s complex needs
Navigating systems that can’t cope
Half my role is give them hope

That a valuable life has nothing to do with living up to a pretend ideal of what passes for normality.

He drew an ‘H’ in the air today,
I could’ve cried ‘Hip Hip Hooray’
He’s learning how to train his mind
Now how to teach him to be kind

To get him through to the excellence, mastery, bravery, and vulnerability that I hope will make him a brilliant adult.

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