Thursday, July 13, 2006

Little Friend

Little Friend

Difficult
Challenging
Complex
Disabled
Mentally Ill
Immature
Inappropriate
Dysfunctional
Annoying
Unengageable

It took a long time
Little friend
For you to say a word

It took a long time
Little friend
For you to smile

It took a long time
Little friend
For you to laugh

It took a long time
Little friend
For you to say

You fear the people
Who send you letters
To say its time for you to go

To another facility.
One better equipped to meet your complex needs.

I wish that the people who send your letters
Who make plans
The great "them" who sit in offices
And discuss finances

Could hear you singing in the bath.

4 comments:

SinnaLuvva said...

That's just so beautiful!

Peterson Toscano said...

Ah, reminds me of Sam, a young man with autism who comes alive in the bath. He lives in a different world from most of us, but one of the most intelligent kids I've ever met.

CA, sounds like face deep challenges. So glad you can hold them out through art. It is a heavy load to bear. I love your poetic voice.

Lorcan said...

=)

Rach said...

I really like this!

Rachxx