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Untouched Conscience – A Poem On Autism


Autism is a disorder of neural development characterized by impaired social interaction and communication, and by restricted and repetitive behavior. The diagnostic criteria require that symptoms become apparent before a child is three years old.

Autism should be accepted as a difference and not treated as a disorder.

 

Source : Wikipedia.com

The parents raising kids with these “special needs” are some of the strongest human beings you would ever come across.

And what do WE complain about – traffic ?

…please check  http://seventhvoice.wordpress.com  for knowing the care and the strength.

 

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Washed away principles with innocence so kind.

I have a feel of the world so different from yours.

I see the story being told in the plastic blocks.

Know my sense, beyond the sensibility it goes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Defying the desires of the usual breed.

We blossom with the urge to not to fake.

The dye of our genuineness so subtly drawn.

Unpretending we act, a pure heart it takes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My language has words so aesthetically crafted.

Effortless pronunciations of delightful simplicity.

My longings are just for the embrace of your efforts.

In your noble understanding is my sustainability.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t judge me, how I look from outside.

I am not the one who would ever need a cure.

Your diligent endeavours corrupted by normalcy.

My untouched conscience will keep me pure.

 

 

 

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  1. July 24, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Every time you post a poem, it only reflects how mature you are.
    Only someone with that pure a heart can write something so heartfelt! 🙂

    • July 24, 2012 at 8:57 pm

      Only life has to thanked for this – providing me with love and the will to continue with it.

      And of course, the inspiring words from all of you ! 🙂
      Thank you so much !

  2. July 25, 2012 at 12:14 am

    a heartfelt tribute for creating awareness and compassion for the little beautiful ones…

    • July 25, 2012 at 9:00 am

      thank you soumya..
      they are the ones with unblemished innocence and just some spl needs we must take care of as a society.

  3. July 25, 2012 at 4:49 am

    I love the line: “I have a feel of the world so different from yours.” Absolutely beautiful, and I agree. Too often differences are interpreted as ‘disorders.’

    • July 25, 2012 at 8:44 am

      Thank you Jacqueline
      The sense of the topic was so pure and real that words just happened.

      • July 25, 2012 at 9:26 am

        I know how that is–love when that happens!

      • July 25, 2012 at 2:01 pm

        🙂

  4. July 26, 2012 at 5:57 am

    Beautifully written and wonderfully expressed Prashant. Thank you so much for your words, your amazing spirit and your willingness and ability to understand.

    • July 26, 2012 at 6:34 am

      Thank you so very much.

  5. July 29, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    ‘Your diligent endeavors corrupted by normalcy. My untouched conscience will keep me pure.’ … Hmm. Prashant, while I DO understand your take, can the autistic children really afford not trying to, or not being moulded/guided to – fit in? I may be different – yes, but the world will not customise itself to grow more suitable for me. The onus to customise lies on my shoulders, or else, I have to be able enough to stand apart and survive. Is there really an option out of this game?

    • July 29, 2012 at 9:59 pm

      The thing Antara is that Autism should not be termed a disorder..these are some special kids with special needs..they see, feel, observe and react to the world in a diff manner…the difference being in their expression which is a language misfit in this world of “normal” us.

      Yes, the world won’t become customized for them..but as normal people, is the world totally in consonance with our “normal senses” ?

      Thanks again for that sensible understanding of the post !

  6. July 30, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    “but as normal people, is the world totally in consonance with our “normal senses”?” – NO! It isn’t! And that’s exactly where my concern stemmed from! Even in the world of the ‘normal’, the kids _guilty_ of being different in their choices and sensibilities often find it difficult to cope up – and have to learn to deal with the tags like ‘peculiar’, ‘loner’ and ‘unsocial’ as they grow up. Yet, good self-assertion skills, or proved excellence in the field of their choice, or being blessed with like-minded company, or last but not the least – good acting skills – are what often emerges as their savior. No wonder the world is going to be all the more cruel to the autistic kids who are guilty of being all the more different (not that I am justifying it), unless the fitting-in skills can be inculcated among them… What I’m trying to say is – pampering them to believe that the world is going to accept them as they are may probably make them all the more vulnerable.

    • July 30, 2012 at 1:05 pm

      I think we must never try to pamper them…to act in a certain manner which might seem pampering is actually a process of being in the stream of their level of expression. Autism is not a disorder. It is a special behaviour. And yes, must not try to tell them that there is compatible world waiting for them. They have to adapt and with them, we have to evolve.

  7. Jas
    August 12, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Can’t say enough about the sentiment you have put across in this poem – its potent. Eventually everyone, even the parents pray that these differences somehow vanish or atleast become subtle. And they are not entirely wrong because for the world to follow you, you have to first develop yourself in worldly ways and then stand apart. Many have proven that and hope more and more people become aware about it.

    Really good work Prashant

    • August 12, 2012 at 10:58 am

      Thank you Jas for dropping by with some words of thought 🙂

      It is relieving that I did not start on the wrong foot with you.
      The understanding of Autism is still not very mature in our society. Kudos to the organisations and people who are working towards creating awareness and providing space for these kids with a different style of expressing themselves.

      Happy Blogging.

      • Jas
        August 12, 2012 at 12:04 pm

        ha ha 🙂 we did not start on the wrong foot that time as well, just a healthy discussion as you put it.

      • August 12, 2012 at 12:09 pm

        Thank You 🙂
        looking fwd to hear more from you as I would certainly be writing on such issues.

  8. April 9, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Thank you for liking my post. I wouldn’t be able to discover this if you didn’t leave the link thank you again. The feelings here are so subtly yet effectively put. I have always believed that they don’t need sympathy but our patience.

    • April 10, 2013 at 7:07 am

      Thank you so very much for following up the link and the thought behind it. I believe that as the blogger community we are atleast trying sincerely to balance certain social myths and misconceptions. It will take time…par achha lagta hai !

      Happy Blogging !

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