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Plate shy

“I am plate shy. When others are talking and chewing, I can’t eat my food. Waiting until they leave is what I need to do so that I can please autism’s need to feel peaceful. A time to eat is after mealtime. Then my plate is best.” ~Sarah Share

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Paper

Paper is a land of plenty. Plenty of lists            plenty to do or buy. Plenty of instructions            plenty to assemble or follow. Plenty of programs            plenty to witness or inspire. Plenty of advertisements            plenty to […]

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Places old

“With wishing for places old, autism can rest. A place familiar means peace for pacing thoughts and plaiting sensations that pulse through me. New places prick at my soul until l am in shreds and Beast protects me. Beast is a burly rescuer who bounces between me and your world. Pranks he plays drive you […]

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Sarah the typer with autism

“Really try to be like others, but I am Sarah the typer with autism. Autism stays and envelops me. Autism is who I am. Autism is ruling what I do because I need a rest. A rest from the battle that asks to last longer than my earthly life. A rest from noise. A rest […]

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More You: a birthday poem

More You: a birthday poemWith another birthdayComes more you–You have grownLearned new tricksAnd spun more silkYou have hidden more faultsPaid more duesAnd breathed more air.You have asked more questionsWished harderAnd held tighter.You have carved more pathsDropped more baggageAnd smelled more roses.With each passing year,You are moreTo me. ~Sarah Share

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Happy Birthday, USA

“Quickly shooting fireworks may remind us that a country like ours is worth celebrating. Freedom rings and equality is sought by peace loving people.A July 4 begins with pictures of Dad and his girls raising old glory on our front porch. Then we always walk to our park where vendors sell us lunch and bands […]

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Writing is what I need

“When I write, I am not held back at all. I can be anyone or anything, and can go to a new place with a new idea. For me, writing is power and freedom. Writing holds fast to a girl exploding with feelings about lots of wishful, sad and lonely times inside a shell or […]

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Cleansing waves

“To most people, waves coming and going on sandy summer beaches are powerful and hypnotic, but for me they are cleansers. When I stand before God’s ocean, my disability washes away and I am free of autism. Waves cover and protect me from hearing and feeling the human world that hurts and confuses me.To be […]

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Time – a poem

Going really fast is time.It stops for no one.Pulling us through our livesby our hair or our waistsor even just one toe,it keeps moving and will not let go.Cry, giggle, sleep, or daydream,but it is steady with its ticking.What to do?The time will not waitfor your decision.Please yourself or honor others?Gain or share?The conveyor belt […]

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