Friday, January 27, 2012

Autism

This is a poem I wrote when my son was first diagnosed, and part of the collection in my book, Autism Disrupted: A Mother's Journey of Hope.  I often use this poem when working with parents to inspire them to write their own poem to whatever label their child has been given.  Talk to it, describe how it has entered your life, your family.  This is part of our healing- to allow our voices to put it into words and onto the page. 

Autism

Autism knocked on my door

in the middle of a life

I thought was under my control,

and settled in comfortably

behind the eyes of my two year-old son.

 

I am trying to get to know this condition,

to observe its daily needs,

to chart the frustrations, ecstasies,

and windows of possible change.

 

It swept through my house

and cleared away

all fantasies, pictures and maps

of the family

I was supposed to have.

 

Its luggage was heavy,

loaded with old stories,

fat with fear.

 

Autism leaves things lying around

ready to trip me

just as I begin to walk again.

 

Jennie Linthorst, MA, CAPF, is a therapeutic writing coach and the founder of LifeSPEAKS Poetry Therapy.  She works privately with men and women helping them tell their stories and heal, through reading and writing poetry and personal essays. Jennie coaches clients all across the country and around the world via phone, Skype, e-mail, in addition to in person meetings. She is the author of a book of poems, Autism Disrupted: A Mother's Journey of Hope. Her family’s story is captured in the award-winning documentary film, “Autistic-Like: Graham’s Story.

6 comments:

  1. دستور تخلیه زمانی مطرح می شود که به واسطه قراردادی بین اشخاص در خصوص ملک، حق استفاده از ملک به طرف دیگر داده می شود (منظور همان قرارداد موجر و مستاجر است) اما پس از سر رسید تاریخ انقضاء قرارداد، مستاجر از تحویل ملک امتناء می کند.
    در این مواقع موجر می تواند با ارائه دادخواست دستور تخلیه اقدام به بازپس گیری ملک تصرف شده فرماید. وکلا در این مواقع می توانند کمک شایانی به موجرین کنند تا هر چه سریعتر نه تنها حکم نخلیه صادر شود بلکه مراحل تخلیه نیز هر چه سریعتر طی شود. در صورت داشتن هرگونه سوال و یا نیاز به مشاوره می توانید از مشاوره رایگان انلاین و تلفنی گروه وکلای مستر دادیار استفاده نمایید.

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