Dear Son, What Would You Say If You Could Speak?

What would you say if you could speak for one day?

Would you tell me you love me?

Would you say you were scared, or just so glad that I really cared?

Would you tell me a joke, would you talk to your friends?

Would you tell me what hurt you, or what makes you sad, why you get angry or what makes you mad?

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What would you say if you could speak for one day?

Would you tell me what you like, what you think, what you dream?

I just want to know if you are as happy as you seem…

Do you want to speak, are you happy this way?

If only you could tell me, if you could speak to me, if only for a day…

Dedicated to my son who has Phelan-McDermid Syndrome

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