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Two Thinking Thoughts
by Valerie Ann Roeske
Friday, February 14, 2003
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The scary stage of Autism, (with his safety in mind)

Where do they go,

those words that hold his thoughts,

do they slip out of sight as he hurries to express them,

subtracted in an instant, lost in time,

lurking somewhere between the dawn and dusk,

his 'was to be' thought vanished,

as he stood, eyes glaring at me,

his mind forgot what his "to be", exactly was,

intombed by an unknown force,

and his brain remains limbo,

for what has not returned,

releasing not one spontaneous utter,

we made a box today,

a thinking box,

of cardboard and crayons,

with many words we exchange,

where other lost thoughts,

once paced time,

"somewhere out there in the cosmo, there's an important thought that lingers",

so we went into thought together,

two thinking thoughts are better then one,

forcing our entry, in time,

my son and I,

I hold him, he holds me,

retracing the path that brought him before me,

together we'll find it,

the hidden thought in the dark tomb,

I know its there, in distant space,

we do this pattern often, searching for the "has been thought",

waiting for a return,

its a part of autism, that strains the mind,

a shelter so hard to understand,

somewhere it is,

slipping through time,

lying there alone,

my heart drip tears inside, unknown to him,

these stages come and go,

where words are placed, in an empty shaft,

then he looked at me,

he remembered,

after endless hours faded away,

his thought reappeared,

never knowing we could bring it back,

but we did, together,

his 'has been" is now "to be"!

Written by: Valerie Pearson



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Reviewed by Micha Julian 2/21/2003
Truly beautifully done...what a wonderful way you found...
"so we went into thought together,
two thinking thoughts are better then one,
forcing our entry, in time,
my son and I,
I hold him, he holds me, "

and Valerie, even through your tears, this is profoundly loving and I so thank you for it...

and your words are woven, beautifully, so much here, so very much beauty and yes, pain...but those 'two thinking thoughts' showed me two connected hearts as well...Bravo!
Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 2/15/2003
Perfect my friend, you are amazing.

Love, JC xoxoxo
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/15/2003
Precious and Beautiful poetry.
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 2/15/2003
This is well written wonderful write...some lines are precious...cheers...BHUWAN
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 2/14/2003
Precious and Beautiful poetry.
Reviewed by Victor Jensen 2/14/2003
Sometimes even a small hard fought victory is a great victory, I hope there are many more.
Reviewed by Jenni Kalicharan 2/14/2003
Awww Val..this is so precious!!!
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