Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Twas the night before awareness

Twas the night before awareness Nary an Ari stirred.
The distinction of NT and autie blurred.

lovaas giving tots a poke
before Autism allegedly spoke

Before'
What is right made wrong
And wrongs made by Wrights.

Twas the night before awareness

Before':
Joey protested
Ari United
And pride day by Gareth celebrated.
Twas the night before awareness

The katie McCarrons of the world were appreciated and knew love
May her family and her know the peace of a dove.
Hand flapping, clicks and hums pervade.
Inventions and discoveries made.
No one questioned why.
There was no outcry.
Twas the night before awareness

Then came what was to be a daybreak of wonder and promise.
Instead the night of awareness descended and ensued crisis.

Registries created to watch and track
Autistic children are now with praise wacked
Blood collected and samples
People cried out "my god some use pampers!"
Doctors are looking for prenatal tests
At JRC , on the vests are crests.
If not prim and proper then a shock
Autistics solitary and alone do not together flock.
Autistics solitary and alone are mocked.
Tis the night of awareness

Fear and shame pervade
Blame and charges made
Every one questioned why
They with self pity did cry
Tis the night of awareness

tis the night of awareness that scares us all.