Benjamin, Boy on the Autism Spectrum, Writes Poem Called 'I Am'

On Sunday, the National Autism Association shared a poem from a 10-year-old named Benjamin, who’s on the autism spectrum. His mom sent in the poem, titled ‘I Am,’ saying “he was given the first 2 words of every sentence. This is what he wrote…”


A mother writes, “My 10 year old son with Aspergers was asked to write a poem for school titled ‘I Am’ he was given the…

Posted by National Autism Association on Sunday, April 10, 2016



The poem reads:

I am odd, I am new

I wonder if you are too

I hear voices in the air

I see you don’t, and that’s not fair

I want to not feel blue

I am odd, I am new

I pretend that you are too

I feel like a boy in outer space

I touch the stars and feel out of place

I worry what others might think

I cry when people laugh, it makes me shrink

I am odd, I am new

I understand now that so are you

I say I “feel like a castaway”

I dream of a day that that’s okay

I try to fit in

I hope that someday I do

I am odd, I am new.

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