Like the rest

I walk amongst the shadows
but never was I one of them.

I couldn’t see the stars
or the sky,
for I was like fog.

I blinded all who came
to my front,
I fogged their minds
with my chilled breath.

I couldn’t figure out
what was left.

I wanted to be a shadow
like all the rest,
sadly I will never be like
the rest.

I am unique,
I am free,
I am me,
I am autistic
and I can’t conform like you can.

My views are unique,
my brain is wired differently.

I will never be like
the rest, doesn’t matter
how much I protest.


Amanda Shelton

I am an autistic writer and artist. I have disabilities but I don't let that stop me. I love writing and art. I also run a forum, blog, and an online store.

1 Comment

Auroraboros · April 1, 2018 at 9:27 am

Your uniqueness is beautiful and makes you who you are. You have no need to conform… You don’t need to be like anyone else, though you are more like “the rest” than you or they will ever know, in the best possible way. Thank you for this lovely piece and for being you.

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