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“I Am” – A 10-Year Old Boy’s Poem About Aspergers

“My 10-year-old son with Asperger’s was asked to write a poem for school titled ‘I Am’. He was given the first 2 words in every sentence. This is what he wrote.”

10-Year Old Boy's Poem About AspergersSince it was first posted on Facebook April 10, the poem written by Benjamin Giroux has gone viral.

Another parent commented;

“So beautiful made me cry. I’m a single dad. My 14 year old son is autistic with Asperger’s. Reading this made me feel like I almost got to look into my son’s head.”

Having his son express so much emotion was something new for Benjamin’s father, Sonny Giroux.

He told Today.com;

“At first, we felt sad and hurt that he feels isolated, alone, misunderstood and odd at school. As the poem went on, we realized that he understands that he’s odd and that so is everyone else in their own way, which is what Ben wants everyone to embrace.”

Why try and fit in when you are born to stand out!

Such a beautiful poem from a beautiful soul

#IAm



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24 comments

  1. Your son is truly amazing the way he wrote so honestly has touched my heart and I bet thousands of others. Your son is truly gifted the way he sees and thinks and most of helps people like me to understand just that little bit more about how it feels to be a boy with Aspergers. I have to reblog, retweet and repost to facebook.

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  2. Reblogged this on The Boy Who Couldn't Smile and commented:

    Benjamin’s poem speaks with such truth and honesty expressing his deepest feelings. Is he odd or just different? I think the latter. We as a society need to see difference as a good thing that takes us away from the small, comfortable world we create for ourselves being part of the norm.

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