January 23, 2010
By Anonymous

Why must you make fun of me
Why must you stare at me
I’m just trying to be normal like you
I may seem far from normal too.

I just want people to accept me
Even if I am a little different, you see
I don’t like it when you point and stare
I don’t like it when you laugh and glare.

Just because I don’t act the same
doesn’t give you the right to laugh and make games
I wish I was accepted, I truly do
I wish everyone understood me too.

My family is all I need
When I am with them my behavior is freed
They don’t judge me for what I do
I love them so much and they don’t have a clue

Although I wish I could be normal like you
I realize that I am normal too
I may not seem normal in your world
But in my world, I can be who I want to be
And nobody is going to stop me.

The author's comments:
I was inspired to write this because my brother Daniel has autism. People are constantly making fun of him and my hope is that when people read this they will realize that making fun of others with severe disabilites can be hurtful, and its not fair to because he can't help having autism. I also hope people will learn to just accept others even if they may seem different.

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