A New ADHD Poem

This poem was left for me inside a comment, by a new reader named Selena! Thank you Selena, its a good one!

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The Wonderfulness of Me

 

If you took all of the things that were special about me,

You could put them all together and call it AD/HD.

No better, no worse, just different that’s me,

I’m really not crazy, please try and see.

Like a talented wizard in a world full of “Muggles”,

It’s no wonder all you see is frustration and struggles.

 

As I daydream and drift, you think no one’s there,

But nothing could be further from the truth, believe me, I swear.

I see your impatience as my mind starts to wander

But, you don’t know the depth of the thoughts that I ponder.

For creative thinkers, get lost in deep thought, which leads to the illusion that they cannot be taught.

 

I know trying to reach me can give you the blues, but I wish for just once, you could walk in my shoes.

To see things through my eyes, you would be amazed, at the speed and sheer volume my thoughts seem to blaze.

 

I’m not lazy or stupid, if only you knew, how truly difficult it is to limit myself and think like you do.

But, I can see things that you’ll never see,its like second nature, because I am me.

With lightning fast reflexes, I can switch gears,

To be firm and inflexible is the worst of my fears.

I’m calm in a crisis and know just what to do,

For I’m in great company, Mozart, Edison and Churchill to name just a few.

So show me some patience, as I’m patient with you.

Just a little tolerance, it’s long overdue.

Please try and understand me, along with my AD/HD, It’s a very big part of the wonderfulness of me.

 

Credit to author: Robert Tudisco

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4 Responses to A New ADHD Poem

  1. Angel,

    Great poem — thank you so much for sharing. I actually added it to my blog crediting Robert Tudisco and yourself.

    Something I am currently struggling with is helping my son find his core essence — so much of our time and focus is on his challenges and his academics … I so want to find something that he just absolutely loves, loves, loves …. any ideas for me? (Here is the link: http://www.lipstickwisdom.com/2009/12/09/unlocking-the-essence-of-your-child/)

    Thanks,
    Karen
    http://www.lipstickwisdom.com
    http://www.twitter.com/lipstickwisdom
    .-= Karen Griffith Gryga´s last blog ..The Wonderfulness of Me =-.

  2. Brigitte says:

    I mean – written… 😀

  3. Brigitte says:

    Ag this somma makes me get a BIG lump in my throat when I read it. It’s exactly how I felt as a child – and still feel sometimes. And I can see Donny SO clearly in this poem. It’s beautifully wrtitten…

  4. zola237 says:

    Such a beautiful poem which describes an ADHD person so well.
    .-= zola237´s last blog ..Christmas decorations and “WOW”! =-.