A Graceful Blue

The following poem is the result of my impressionistic thoughts of my experience with autism, my daughter Grace who has autism, and the tradition of “Lighting It Up Blue” around the world for Autism Awareness Month (April).  The images immediately below are from  “Light It Up Blue” events worldwide.  Soon Will Come the Light is a short book written by a gifted man, Thomas McKean, who happens to have autism.  I had the privilege of hearing him speak years ago and was left forever impressed by his words and his poignant articulation of his life as it is affected by autism, both positively and negatively.  Thank you for reading.Image

 

A Graceful Blue

By Michele Habel-Coffey

 

Black and Blue against the night

Blue haze

Pale moon

Soon Will Come the Light

Blinding

Binding

Finding

Me

In every place

I try

To hide away

Wide open spaces

Lost social graces

My Grace

Her little face

Sad

Black and Blue against the night

Blue lights

My Little Hero

How she fights

Black and Blue

Never

Ever

Forever

Through

So 

Very…. 

Very….

Far….. 

From…… 

You…………………………………………………………………..

 

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