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by Larry Rochelle
Monday, January 17, 2005
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Not about the autistic, this poem is about certain city folk.


big city folk can ignore
better than most autistic
kids who stare right through people;
these city folk hear nothing from the musical
tones of cell phones,
programmed for the perceptive;
no, warnings are nothing
to these city folk; they sit with cheerios
dripping from gums too tight
to chew, not understanding the air
they breathe, the noise they
hear, the rot-gutting
alcohol they slosh
down throats too eager
for pain.

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Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 1/17/2005

interesting comparison, yet it rings true! many ignore what's around them, too blind to see what's right in front of their noses. well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :)
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 1/17/2005
Interesting and well done write
God BLess
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 1/17/2005
This past Christmas I was afforded the glimpse of an autistic child. He was greatly loved by his father and siblings and amid the grunts and posturing he developed a like for me. I felt his love and although his eyes seemed empty his heart was full because of the love he shared. He knew more than I will ever learn about the piano and he never exercised a lesson. I think we learn about ourselves from being there with them.
Reviewed by Sue Hess 1/17/2005
interesting and well written, this is only too true
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 1/17/2005
Wow serious sad situation and very true reality for some Larry!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by George Jackson 1/17/2005
A very perceptive write, Larry.
Reviewed by George Carroll 1/17/2005
A subject worth mentioning and may God bless them and their parents who provide for their comfort and love.
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 1/17/2005
They really do not understand them do they? Thanks for this.
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