This Short Poem By An Autistic Boy Will Hit You Right In The Feels

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Ten year old Benjamin Giroux has given an assignment in school. The assignment was to make a poem where every line starts with ‘I am’. While the children’s expressions of individuality were fantastic, Benjamin’s was particularly unique.

Benjamin has Aspergers and is on the spectrum of Autism. His expression of his personal experience is a magnificent common ground expression for many with Autism.

His whole poem reads as following:

I am odd, I am new

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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