Proactivity for Inclusivity

Everyone in this world is different

React differently to smell, taste and sound

We are all unique

It’s what makes the world go round

Still some are very particular

Of who they invite into their group

When someone messes up first time

They really get thrown for a loop

First impressions can be hard

There’s more to than meets the eye

Nobody is perfect at them

And yet neither am I

Even if they’re loud or excited

It’s not like they committed a crime

They wanna make friends and have fun

Still give it some time

We don’t want to wear a mask

Even if others expect us to satisfy

It’s hard to be yourself

When expectations are really high

Try to work with them

Regardless of what others complain or say

Offer a helping hand

It can really go a long way

Never judge someone on the outside

Still give them the opportunity

They still might need a friend

We’re building an inclusive community

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Waver to Douse the Flame of Anger

It’s one of the strongest feelings

Comes for one reason or another

Can be hard to deal with alone

It’s called the flame of anger

Feels like your temperature is rising

Blood flowing in a fast way

Still you don’t like the feeling

Don’t let it be there to stay

It’s not as easy as you think

No one heals all the same

Even with water and meditation

You still can feel the flame

The fight is still not over

The heat staying is not the goal

You know it’s not really you

Don’t let it take over your soul

Feel lucky to have friends that listen

Have fun with them, go to the pool

As long as they stick with you

Your heart can really keep cool

Address of the Wall of Unforgiveness

Even though you mean well

There are some who don’t think you do

They interpret the wrong way

Even scold and yell at you

You’re trying to be friendly and have fun

Interacting with people you want to get to now

Still you’re stopped in your tracks

Being told to just go

Bitter emotions rile up

Anger, resentment, and hate

Sometimes you wanna make the person pay

Make them not feel great

It can be hard to trust anyone

What happened you don’t wanna talk about

Even when you don’t mean to

Can still lead to lashing out

You try hard to have fun

So you can get a break

Still the bitter feelings don’t go away

New relationships are difficult to make

You even try to meditate

Try to find what’s good on a bookshelf

It can also be hard to look in the mirror

Even on most days you hate yourself

It’s hard to forget what happened

Really doesn’t make you feel well

Will the wall ever break down?

Time will definitely tell

Ache of Hard Mistake

Sometimes you go through life

As if you don’t get a break

You try as hard as you can

And still you make a mistake

Criticism comes your way

Scolds of a varying degree

Even if you try to explain yourself

Free from the ache you may never be

Sometimes it feels like the world is against you

Disappointed eyes here and there

Feels like it’ll always be held against you

Some say it’s tough but fair

Still keep trying to get back up

Show them you’re not done

Nobody in this world is perfect

Mistakes happen to everyone

My 5 Advocacy Articles

https://www.autismspeaks.org/life-spectrum/how-i-learned-accept-my-autism-and-love-myself

https://www.autismspeaks.org/life-spectrum/young-man-autism-calls-acceptance-during-world-autism-month

https://www.autismspeaks.org/blog/what-watching-good-doctor-made-me-realize-young-man-spectrum

https://www.autismspeaks.org/life-spectrum/just-because-you-cant-see-our-autism-doesnt-mean-we-dont-have-challenges

https://www.autismspeaks.org/blog/young-man-autism-spectrum-highlights-importance-inclusiveness

Puzzle of Autism Struggle

Being social isn’t easy

What can come is criticism

It’s still harder for many

For those of us with autism

Making a conversation is hard

Can get on a topic with curiosity

Some still give us a hard time

Shoot us insults with animosity

We may say or ask stuff we shouldn’t

Depends on how curious we may get

Feels like our brains tell us to do so

Still with us people get upset

There’s also so much we can handle

It’s like being in a brand-new town

When it comes to too much of a sound

Can cause a total meltdown

Some just don’t seem to understand

That our brains just work different

People still yell at and scold us

Even if harm is not what we meant

We are more than just labels

Still human just like you

Don’t hesitate to reach out

Help us make it through

Autism is just part of us

We’ll have it till the end

No need to be afraid

Don’t be an enemy, be a friend