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A Mother’s Poem

Published | By
Stephanie Spear

I open my mouth… Caleb
I try my best….
But what is words to me…
Is babble to the rest…

They turn their heads and look away…
Many just don’t know what to say…

I’m that “special” kid that’s different from the rest….

But…

What they don’t know is that I’m trying my best…

I’ve tried and I’ve tried to be so clear…
I’ve even tried to whisper in their ears…
I’ve shouted and I’ve screamed…
I’ve begged and I’ve cried…
Each time my words have been denied…

I promise I am trying…
I try each and every day…
Please don’t avoid me because I’m “special” in this way…

Someday…
I will have something to say…
Someday…
I will say my name…
And Someday…
I will say yours…

And if I keep trying each and every day…
Someday I will tell you that I love you in each and every way.

Please don’t turn your head….
Please don’t walk away…
Please try to understand what I’m trying to say…
I know it’s not easy…
I know that it’s hard…

I know people stare….
Show them you don’t care..
Show them you love me…
Special and all….

I open my mouth….
I try my best….
What I think are words…
Are just babble to the rest…

But I have you with me…
Each and every day…
And although I can’t say it yet…
You know…
that I love you…
in each and every way.