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Rated: 13+ · Poetry · Emotional · #1561692
A poem about how I felt before I knew my child had autism.
Before I Knew

Before I knew, when I was pregnant with you,
I knew all of my dreams would not come true.

Before I knew, when you were born,
to protect you from harm, I had sworn.

Before I knew, when you began to grow,
you seemed so perfect from head to toe.

Before I knew, when you started to speak,
that in the future this skill would be weak.

Before I knew, when that day grew near,
I thought that I had nothing to fear.

Before I knew, that day had come,
they're telling me it's within your brain.

Before I knew, I wanted to scream,
"So tell me please what does this mean"!

Before I knew, you were a child, just like them,
but now I know, and they call it, Autism.
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