Boy's writes poem to help classmates understand his autism

June 5, 2017

This poem was submitted by Candace Thompson. It was written by her 11-year-old son Jadon, who is on the autism spectrum. Jadon wrote the poem so that his classmates and teacher can "understand what it's like to have autism and how noises hurt his ears."

In a world where your ears never get a break from noise
I wish I could cry out for the noise to go far, far, far away 
but I can't, nobody can
It's only a thought, a dream
As I look up to the sky, I see something out of the blue
It takes me a while to see what it is 
But when I do see it it come down
It's a Huge umbrella
As soon as I grab the candy cane handle I take off into the clouds whoosh
It's silent up there 
very very silent
As I look down everything is the size of pebbles. 
Then I miss them 
I miss my friends, my family, and my pets and teachers

While I was looking down I lower more and more to the ground until my feet touch the ground
Now I miss the quietness 
But hey that's life and that's out of our control
Now I'm heading to school, into the bus 
I mumble go away noise I walk into the screaming school 
and into the chattering classroom
As I much as I dislike noise 
but I also like it too