Your daughter / Poem by Dafna Feldman

 
Poem by Dafna Feldman
 
 
Your daughter
 
What’s with your daughter?
What’s wrong with her?
Is she autistic? retarded?
Simple minded? different?
 
Oh, she’s on the spectrum? is it easy or hard
Have you already issued her a disability card?
perhaps it is only an impediment of creation
Undoubtedly, this is a condition that requires adaptation
 
Maybe you think you did everything you could
But you should try dance therapy, I hear that it’s good
Join a support group, of mothers like you
You will share tips of things you can do
There are lots of treatments, I will send you some info
And I know a mother that has a child who’s also…
Enough !!!
 
Every place that does therapy, I’ve gone
So many treatments and tests I have done
pressure cell, swimming with a dolphin
I also held a ceremony for the expulsion of the Gin
There are lots of possibilities and there is no good way
I’m no longer naive that the autism will go away
 
I’ve learned to adjust myself to herself
Lower expectations, and care for her health
Stop listening to all the voices, especially the one
Who knows ‘exactly’ what needs to be done
I’ve Stopped hoping that she will be normal one day
And take care of her wellbeing and make sure she’s gay
 
So what is my daughter?
What’s wrong with her?
 
She’s my daughter
She’s autistic
That is all
Today
 
 

One thought on “Your daughter / Poem by Dafna Feldman

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s