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The Autistic Blues
has the loneliest hues:
the kind you try so hard to
just canít seem to lose.

Cause thereís no minding your Ps
when it seems thereís no cues,
and if it gets deep in your heart,

Itís a bad kind of news,
just like a dangerous mystery
with the scantiest clues.

Cause each passing face
seems to have it out for you
and each opportunity
gets to itch of a ruse

And how can you leap with faith
when many a bully has shown you a noose?

Then maybe you crawl into a bottle
to all day gaze at the stars
or every Saturday night,
dance with the near-perfect patterns
of the parts of the cars.

And they all think youíre something
when you get it to start,
but itís a roar without spirit
a Sad cry in the dark

So please donít speed full throttle
down that blue highway
cause believe me
it takes you only too far:

Away from your family,
and the friends of your heart
til you only remember...
who you even are!

See a few times I been there
on near and faraway sands;
couldnít count what simple, true beauties
I'd let slip through my hands!!

So, please dear reader, TRY to believe
that itís not just a blue world,
but has green, maple, and red,
as well as lilac, orange,
purple, and pinkÖ

And sometimes they're brightest
Where they rarely see dayÖ
Deep in blue kinds of people
where one might never think.


------
"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complicated, and more violent. It takes a lot of courage... and a touch of brilliance to move things in the other direction."

- Albert Einstein


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The following comments are for "The Autistic Blues"
by drunkenmonkeymind

T.S. Eliot and E.T.
I'm wishing people would comment on this BEAUTIFUL piece of poetry.

Peace,
Sean

p. eece.
"drunken-monkey-mind" is a Yogic term to encourage meditative understanding and what not, while deriding logical thought. I use it a little in satire but mostly just in recognizing the infinitely imperfect flux of things, which includes my far over-intellectual self.

( Posted by: drunkenmonkeymind [Member] On: September 8, 2006 )

Autistic Monkey-mind
Autism is usually an ordeal I think of with children, but then children grow up, don't they? Thanks for bringing this reflective piece here as food for thought...
I think it might work well with music, has a lyrical quality to it.
Depression, "inwardness", -we all have our share.
Thanks for sharing this-

Best thoughts sent your way-
Elizabeth

( Posted by: emaks [Member] On: September 8, 2006 )

autism
Well, you hit it right on the head: "Children grow up." Autism is a genetic phenomena and certainly not a destructive one: its lack of social sophistication is corresponded with Gentleness, a.k.a. Lenny of "Mice and Men." But, as a sign of the times something like global warming, "autism" is simply unable to adapt to the Cyborg times.

( Posted by: drunkenmonkeymind [Member] On: September 8, 2006 )

D. Monkey-mind
Autism, I don't really know too much about it. I've read a few books. One, I beleive it was called "A Seperate Reality" - I read when I was a teenager.
I get along well with children. They can tell I really like them. As a teacher, I had some shy kids, but even when I did special ed, no autistic.
From what I understand there as many different levels of autism as there are the potential smiles on those faces.

Are you Autistic, or what brought you to this write?
I would think "cyborg times" are too cold for needs of autistic. Seems they especially need warm and attentive-

again, thought provoking-
thanks,
E

( Posted by: emaks [Member] On: September 8, 2006 )

Blues
Thank you for posting this. Children do grow up.
Adults need to be seen and let there lights shine. I am learning every day how special child and adults are with Autism and Downs. Thank you again

( Posted by: wanda [Member] On: September 9, 2006 )

Blues
Sorry to say I didn't care for this one. In some places it didn't make sense and much of the language was too ordinary for me.

( Posted by: gomarsoap [Member] On: September 9, 2006 )





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