Dear Brother

Dear Brother

A Poem by Gabriel Eden
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My brother is autistic and this is how i feel about him. All i can say if my parents think he will do nothing and be nothing that his autism defines him. Oh how wrong they are

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Autism, Is not a damnation to fail

And you are beautiful

Don't tell me it matters what you comprehend

You are a work of art

Its the very sky you see

The very world you have created

I watch you play

In your room on the mud stained carpet

Each stain Its own land for ships to land on

Your hands climb in the air

Your voice reaching a Godly timbre

Only you grieve the losses

And only you rejoice the victories

Only you look to your sky

And see dragons and clouds

Only you command your knights

And sly around like Robin ad his men

Only you steal from the rich

But it is you who give to me, the poor

And it is in this

I see a little glimpse of your fantastic world

You send your knights from your sky to mine

Only shadows, they may be

But they are still just as blinding

I live for the day you'll paint me a picture

And I'll see castles and moats

and far off ships in the sky

Maybe your fairies are different from mine

And maybe your world so much more tangible

But you are gifted

You create colors and grand buildings

You Arm yourself with weapons of unimaginable force

You save villagers from pillaging giants

And damsels from witches

And princes from curses

You are the hidden guide on the shoulder of prophets

You are the voice of all reason

Even if its your reason alone

You are the hands that hold the babe

You are the heart that beats under the feet of marching men

You are the flowers and wind of your forest

From your sky to mine you spread your happiness

And slowly my world becomes more magical

And Autism is the creation of worlds

That we fair fools would only be so lucky to see

So maybe you wont hold a job

Live on your own and populate

or maybe you will

But don't feel the pressure your too good for that

For you will contribute in ways far richer

Far more valuable then any other human being ever will

You are untouchable

And your greatness will never be spoiled

So from one sky to another

From my knights to yours

I wish you good luck

So keep on playing

On your stained bed room floor

Know I'll be watching

And waiting

For that small glimpse of your fragile world

© 2014 Gabriel Eden


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This is a beautiful dedication to your little brother. He is lucky to have you there to support him, to find such wonder and amazing things in his world, in his mind, in his every act. It's such a shame that so many people will treat you differently and sometimes even hate you just because you are different from having something like autism in your life. You have truly done a phenomenal job of capturing that pure essence, what makes them so much more wonderful than those of us who are "normal" or "okay" by everyone else's terms. Honestly it reminds me of piece my friend wrote earlier this week, not quite the same, but I think you will enjoy it as well, http://www.poems-and-quotes.com/life/poems.php?id=1237619 Pretty Bird is the title.

Also this piece completely blew me away.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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thank you peeps i really appreciate this support

Posted 6 Years Ago


I have autism, and I am being successful. Don't allow others defy your brother by his label.

Posted 6 Years Ago


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that was amazing!!! the most amazing poems i have read on here :) :) words cant describe how it was!!!! it was extremely powerful :) :) :)

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is a beautiful dedication to your little brother. He is lucky to have you there to support him, to find such wonder and amazing things in his world, in his mind, in his every act. It's such a shame that so many people will treat you differently and sometimes even hate you just because you are different from having something like autism in your life. You have truly done a phenomenal job of capturing that pure essence, what makes them so much more wonderful than those of us who are "normal" or "okay" by everyone else's terms. Honestly it reminds me of piece my friend wrote earlier this week, not quite the same, but I think you will enjoy it as well, http://www.poems-and-quotes.com/life/poems.php?id=1237619 Pretty Bird is the title.

Also this piece completely blew me away.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Gabriel Eden

waterbury, VT



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wow i had a lot of typos in the last bio so i had to change it. I was diagnosed with Autism but am on the High Functioning spectrum, however My brother is too but we are completely different. My Autis.. more..

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