Young Boy With Aspergers Writes Heart-Wrenching Poem For Class


School assignments can feel like tedious busywork to kids, but once in a while there is one that sparks something in a child, and helps them make something amazing.

A mom shared the poem her son wrote for a school assignment.

Her son has Aspergers and as you will read, he really took the assignment to heart.

He completed the assignment with flying colors.

We were touched by the poem and it gave us a insight into how hard it is to be different.

We may not all have Asperbergers, but we can all relate to feeling out of place at times.



The mom shared, “My 10-year-old son with Aspergers was asked to write a poem for school titled ‘I Am’ he was given the first 2 words in every sentence. This is what he wrote.”


I am odd, I am new

I wonder if you are too

I hear voices in the air

I see you don’t, and that’s not fair

I want to not feel blue

I am odd, I am new

I pretend that you are too

I feel like a boy in outer space

I touch the stars and feel out of place

I worry what others might think

I cry when people laugh, it makes me shrink

I am odd, I am new

I understand now that so are you

I say “I feel like a castaway”

I dream of a day that that’s okay

I try to fit in

I hope that someday I do

I am odd, I am new.

Seeing this boy’s handwriting makes it all so real, and we can’t believe his insight and self-awareness.


We are grateful to the boy for writing this and to his mom for sharing it, and we hope that others will read it and have a little extra compassion for kids that seem different.