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  • ASD and Me

     Elisheva Halle updated 1 week, 5 days ago 9Members · 12 Posts
  • Sarah

    Member
    December 28, 2020 at 2:46 am

    It hits me like a stone,

    reverberating in my bones

    when I learn

    that my child

    has autism.

    Then I’m struck by a boulder,

    that’s so difficult to shoulder

    when another child

    is diagnosed

    with autism.

    It feels as heavy as rock

    and yet why am I so shocked

    when I realize

    that my husband

    has autism?

    I just do the best I can

    for my children and my man

    but it seems

    that I lose ME

    to autism.

    I don’t know Hashem’s plan

    and can’t possibly understand,

    but somehow

    He’ll give me strength

    when my knees buckle.

    I know that all I do for them

    is the way I serve Hashem

    and so I write

    so I can be true

    and be ME.

  • PassionforWriting

    Member
    December 28, 2020 at 2:59 am

    Wow, wow, wow! I’m blown away for words, Sarah!

    This poem is so eloquently written and shows just how much strength and resilience you have! Keep being the amazing YOU that you are!

  • Sarah

    Member
    December 28, 2020 at 3:06 am

    Thank you @PassionforWriting! I’m new to Masterpiece. I finally worked up the courage to post this, and your feedback means so much to me.

    • PassionforWriting

      Member
      December 28, 2020 at 6:20 am

      Oh, my pleasure, Sarah! 🙂

      Can’t wait to see more of your posts!

  • Sury

    Member
    December 28, 2020 at 9:28 am

    What a soul-stirring, heartfelt poem, Sarah! Beautifully written. Your emunah and courage shine through your words!

    And welcome to Masterpiece! Looking forward to seeing more of your talent.

  • riva pomerantz

    Administrator
    December 28, 2020 at 12:42 pm

    Sarah, your poem goes beyond incredible talent; it reveals unbelievable strength and processing your thoughts and feelings in the face of great challenge. Thank you for giving us the gift of your piece today. I am so touched by it. Please share more with us on whatever topic you choose. And, of course, welcome to Masterpiece! So happy you’re here! 🙂

  • Mali

    Member
    December 28, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    Sarah, your strength and acceptance are remarkable and so obvious in your writing. Beautiful poem.

  • Rochel Solomon

    Member
    December 29, 2020 at 5:02 am

    This is startling in strength. It belies all the beauty, break and coming together that one can hope to anticipate in a poem. It is heartbreaking and hopeful. It demands to be read. I’m so happy you have the space to express yourself. I throughly enjoyed this poem.

  • Anagrammer

    Member
    December 29, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    Wow, Sarah. I’m amazed at how you so poignantly illustrate your challenge and courage in rhyme… This is a gorgeous piece of self-expression. Hashem should bentsch you with ever-increasing strength as you continue to serve Him with your unique circumstances and self.

  • Sarah

    Member
    December 29, 2020 at 5:45 pm

    Thank you fellow Masterpiece writers for your feedback. I was truly touched by your responses!

  • MH

    Member
    December 30, 2020 at 4:25 am

    Wow! Firstly, welcome to Masterpiece Sarah! Secondly, that writing was beautiful! So eloquently written, a true masterpiece!

  • Elisheva Halle

    Member
    January 3, 2021 at 3:33 am

    Wow, Sarah, I can’t believe you have enough Menuchas HaNefesh to express yourself so clearly, considering that you take care of three people with autism! Hashem should give you Koach to persevere

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