Boy With Aspergers Writes Powerful Poem

Kids love to complain about homework. Admit it, you probably complained too when you were young. Sure, schoolwork can be annoying at times, but when you're older, you can look back and see just how valuable all that work was. That's why it's always so special to see children who take their homework seriously and go the extra mile to do the best work they possibly can. 

One mother recently found out how special these moments can be when she read her 10-year-old son's school writing assignment. Her son has Aspergers, and when he was assigned to write a poem, he picked up a pen and wrote straight from the heart. The result is an overwhelmingly powerful poem that sheds a light on what it's like to live with a mental disorder. 

Keep reading to see what the child wrote and the loving response he received. 

Below is the handwritten poem that her mother found. 

His poem reads:

"I am odd, I am new

I wonder if you are too

I hear voices in the air

I see you don’t, and that’s not fair


I want to not feel blue

I am odd, I am new

I pretend that you are too

I feel like a boy in outer space

I touch the stars and feel out of place

I worry what others might think

I cry when people laugh, it makes me shrink

I am odd, I am new

I understand now that so are you


I say “I feel like a castaway”

I dream of a day that that’s okay

I try to fit in

I hope that someday I do

I am odd, I am new."

The boy's poem quickly spread across the Internet and people all over the world were touched by his words. 


We can only hope this boy will continue to write, because his talent has the potential to change the world. 

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H/T: JumbleJoy | LoveWhatMatters

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