Poetry Packed Out: What is strange and exciting at the same time?

Greetings from the Spectrumite Side!!!

Can I pose a question to all of my readers, when have you ever tried to fit in, but just didn’t quite feel that you really belonged? I’ve had that kind of feelings many a time in my life and it’s a lonely feeling, not knowing what club to join, not knowing what you like, what your passion is and all that.

This can be a depressing time for Spectrumites, when we don’t feel included, when we feel excluded when we want to belong. I can say that in my life,  I’ve only recently found out a lot about myself in the last 6 years, but there are times where I feel like I don’t fit, for lack of a better term.

According to the following article from SpectrumNews.org entitled Autism in adults often accompanied by depression, (with the provided link:https://www.spectrumnews.org/news/autism-adults-often-accompanied-depression/) Hannah Furfaro explains that:

Among individuals with autism, about 24 percent of those without intellectual disability have a depression diagnosis, compared with about 9 percent of those with intellectual disability. This finding supports a previously reported association between intelligence and depression in autistic people4. The work appeared 31 August in JAMA Network.

Among individuals with autism, about 24 percent of those without intellectual disability have a depression diagnosis, compared with about 9 percent of those with intellectual disability. This finding supports a previously reported association between intelligence and depression in autistic people4. The work appeared 31 August in JAMA Network.

 I should know about depression, since I have experienced it firsthand, that feeling of loneliness, worthlessness and feeling like you don’t belong. It’s those feelings that made me feel like my latest poem, entitled Enigma:

Enigma 

By Brian Liston

 

Engaging as a chameleon, stealthy as a spy, such is his life

Never really fitting into a world; no cookies to cut in square peg

In and out; drifting, slipping inside own mind, talking yet waiting

Gathering information as he goes, only those who know him understand

Mazes he goes through, figuring himself out one day at a time, maybe one day

All will be revealed; sorted out, all unfurled- all in due time.

Make sure to include us and not exclude us and help us all…

Shine On!!

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