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I'm NOT naughty, I'm autistic

Asking me to look you in the eye when you talk
Is like asking the child in the wheelchair to walk
You wouldn't do it so don't tell me
To brush my hair or go play PE
You get mad when I don't turn in my homework on time
But time at home isn't yours it's mine
I pay attention in class
I pass every exam
So what persay am I doing wrong?


Why do I get shouted at for staring at walls
In lessons if I'm already ahead of them all
I don't sleep at night and I play with the lights
There are codes on my desk and ladders in my tights
I really don't care but you seem to
You seem to have issues with everything I do
Yesterday was yellow and today is blue
So forgive me today if I can't talk to you


Difficult is as difficult does
Ask me to perform on stage and I could
But ask me to walk down a crowded street
And you'll find I'm way out of my league
Sometimes I'm late because I miss the bus
I did it on purpose the first was too full
I might throw a hissy fit in the middle of town
Because they've taken a poster down
It bothers me they're allowed to change my world
Without actually having to tell me first

You say that I'm rude when I don't laugh at jokes
But to me they're just not funny you know
Well I guess you don't because you still pick on me
For a huge imperfection nobody can see
Touch my shoulder, and yes I'll scream
You say I'm naughty I say you're naive

This whole situation makes me sick
I'm NOT naughty, I'm autistic
I'm NOT naughty, I'm autistic

Copyright of like... me
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:icondoogiehowser69:
doogiehowser69 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
you can be autistic and naughty ;)
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ClearGreenCrystal Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You can indeed :)
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Manga-Samurai Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Serina-HouseMD-Fan Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Brilliant poem!!! I really find many things of that in my life.
I HATE looking into people's eyes! It creeps me out!
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OxiShmoxi Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It sucks that anyone with an imperfection they have no control over get picked on and abused. I have a brother who is mentally and physically handicap and I hate it when people make fun of him or call him a retard. They don't know how much he wishes he weren't different or how he cries because he feels he is a burden to my family and I. He is one of the strongest people I know and I love him completely. People need to grow up and realize that what they say can hurt people and they shouldn't say it. They all need to keep their mouths shut! They don't know anything if they are making fun of someone who can't walk or doesn't think or act the way they think a person should! Making fun of an autistic or disabled person is like making fun of a black kid because he's black. People frown upon making fun of black people cause they're black, so why not frown upon people making fun of an autistic person or a disabled person because they're autistic or disabled? I don't understand how some people can be so stupid and simple-minded! I love your poem, it's really beautiful and I am so sorry that you have to deal with those ignorant people. You are stronger and better than they will ever be and never forget that!
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Totoro1988 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
Hey there. I have mild Aspergers Syndrome and a Grandmother who chose to be ignorant to that fact. When will the ignorant understand?
Hang in there :D
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CelineDGD Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
:clap:
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Snivelly1997 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My life explained :la:
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ObiWanSkywalker178 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012   Writer
Its an excellent poem.
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Miss-Sweetlivvy Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:tears: someone who understands! thank you soooo much :hug:
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ClearGreenCrystal Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :)
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Lukz-ze-gunman Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
I've told a person in a wheel chair to walk before. They laughed, didn't walk though.
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ClearGreenCrystal Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My sister told a man in a wheelchair to walk. He wasn't in his wheelchair at the time though, he was sat on the sofa with his chair folded up behind it. She felt so guilty. He laughed.
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Lukz-ze-gunman Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
Did I say 'they laughed'? Sorry, misphrased that. I meant to say I laughed.
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GlalieFace Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent poem. I can defiantly empathize with you. I have aspergers and have trouble in some walks or life. And I totally agree on the stage part. I can play any role required on stage; but the moment things become real I just... Lose it.
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ClearGreenCrystal Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you can relate
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JerucaDiaca Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
i've always liked this poem...
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ClearGreenCrystal Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank You :D I'm actually trying to get it published properly. I'd love for the rest of the world to see it.
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TheSchemingNocturne Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
That was beautiful. :] I have a little brother who's autistic, and this just seems to express his behavior so well. (Especially the bit about the poster being taken down.)
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ClearGreenCrystal Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Based on a real life experience, I wanted to show my mum a billboard and completely freaked out when it wasn't there anymore.
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Xswiffy Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
This is brilliant. :heart: great job.
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ClearGreenCrystal Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you :D
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ZombieSperm Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
This is a beautiful poem. It actually made me cry a little bit cause I can relate to it so much! I have aspergers syndrome and thats exactly how I feel.
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ClearGreenCrystal Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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ZombieSperm Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
no prob
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CalaEtMornie Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it okay if I post this on Youtube?

*mind you, I did belch once while reading it...*
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ClearGreenCrystal Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
as long as you link me in the side and credit it (preferably verbally but on the side would work) to Aislin Whelan (that's me :P!) then yes you have my full permission to youtube it <3
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CalaEtMornie Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Done and done!

[link]
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Violet1546 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
WOW that was truely touching. i almost cried....i have a niece who is autistic and i love her just the way she is and hate that people look down on her because of it. They think she is dumb but she knows and understands so much. They seem to think just cause she isnt looking she doesnt kno whats goin on but she DOES!! she is sooo smart if only people would give her a chance.
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Demifan92 Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
I have autism So True. I love it!
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Turton-San Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
This is amazing. I suffer with Aspergers and my brother suffers with Autism. This is an amazing poem which precisely hilights the emotions of someone with autism. Beautifully written xxx
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Ocular-Atrophy Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
Just a suggestion: it's "per se" and not persay.
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:iconcleargreencrystal:
ClearGreenCrystal Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, this is the old draft, I actually changed that on the printed version :D (thank goodness for spellcheck)
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FerardForever21 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
This is such a beautiful write. and its so true! i hate when kids my age make fun of autistic or 'different' people. i get all mad and upset. but great job with this!
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ClearGreenCrystal Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, for the compliments, the comment and the favourite. <3
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FerardForever21 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
of course! It was really good and deserved all of that!!
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ClearGreenCrystal Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're making me blushy *blushes*
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FerardForever21 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
lol wow!!!
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divinshki Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I love this. Describes me to some degree, but I have Cerebral Palsy. I believe it's in the same area of the brain because I've noticed some similarities. Like obsession with patterns.
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ClearGreenCrystal Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
patterns are awesome... speaking of awesome I am obsessed with your icon *watches it*
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divinshki Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I'm obsessed with it too. I constantly watch it. XD Lilyas made it. She's awesome.
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ClearGreenCrystal Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
bravo to her
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LeashyDate Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
Something I've always wanted to say... You write really well! I LOVE all your writings! =^.^=
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ClearGreenCrystal Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you *curtseys*
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Dimensional-Expander Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, such a deep poem...(even deeper than deep dish)

Also, I've got autism, too. :D
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ClearGreenCrystal Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
deep dish is way better than thin and crispy

And thanks :D
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Dimensional-Expander Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob.
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oozsinfered Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008  Student Writer
They're are many different ways of autistic. Some like to be touched or rather hugged some understand the faces people make, the way they cry and stuff.

I want to tell you that this poem makes me happy because you are putting yourself out to the world, yet It makes me so sad that it seems very cruel to me. It feels like you say all autistic people are like this.

I'm sorry I'm being mean on what you said, but It's true.
Autistic is just a word to say that someone is a really smart person, or rather different. that's what I think anyways.

Please comment back to me
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ClearGreenCrystal Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I didn't say all autistic people are like that, I know the differences in the spectrum very well: possibly better than most, given that I go to an Autistic class. I survey the differences. This poem is personal, it's about me, and my autism. Not autism in general. So I'm sorry to say this, but you're wrong: autistic isn't a word to say that someone is really smart or rather different.

Autistic means something different to everyone.
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oozsinfered Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008  Student Writer
yes I know that, I'm also autistic
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