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On My Own, That's Me, in a Different World!

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Ref: Autism Awareness

Ref: Autism Awareness

On my own, that's me, a different world

On my own, that's me, a different world

Locked inside my mind, an ongoing maze.

Give me a routine, then I'm calm

anything different I'm gone, confused.

On my own, that's me, a different world.


I don't expect you to socialise with me, I might not understand what you mean!

I don't know emotions, I don't get jokes.

Don't talk so Loud, My ear drums might burst.

Noise, so much noise. Constant in my head.

On my own, that's me, a different world.


Don't touch me! I'm sensitive to touch. Why would you do that?

I like repetitive things, this comforts me.

I rock to help me sometimes.

What would the world be like if everyone was the same?

On my own, that's me, a different world.


I might get hyper, super duper excited.

This might scare some people, but I'm ok, I'm happy.

Did I say, I like routine? This calms me.

This is me, I have Autism. I cant help it.

On my own, that's me, a different world.


Written by Jonathan Barron

(Community Learning Disability Nurse)




This poem was inspired by some people I work with. I see Autism on a daily basis. its the nature of my job and am blessed with meeting some brilliant people.

People with Autism might seem different, some might think scary, but they are not. People with Autism are unique and that's what makes them brilliant!

Not being able to speak is not the same as not having anything to say.

This Poem is not to upset people. All Autistic people are different, this is my personal experience and some of the lines in the Poem have been described by these people so its accurate.

I hope to write a few more poems in the very near future. So if this Poem has helped just one person to understand Autism then the Poem has worked. Please share if you like.


Jon.






© 2018 Jonathan Barron