Gift Wrapped
Author: Capricorn


God gave me a gift
-- a puzzle with
pieces out of place,
swathed in
layers of disarray.

Perception has
a large lake
hidden in your cave
yet words wonít flow
from the riverís mouth;
your voice babbles
like a brook.

Your smile sprinkles me
with vibrant tints.
My laugh is tickled by
your impish humour
that crinkles up my face.

My love for you is
a strong-linked chain.
I defend my cub
like a tigress.

Cast off those covers
for all to see,
buried beneath
autismís blankets
lies a unique individual.

I wonder why
God created me a riddle?
-- yet if you were moulded
into a different shape,
I would not have you
wrapped in my heart today.

------- Author's Notes -------

For my autistic son


Comments on this poem/writing:

Terrie* ( -- Sunday, August 22 2004, 03:21 pm

Cap, this is incredibly beautiful,

something from the heart written with a mothers love ..thank you for sharing something that can be understood by a few all mothers hearts..God Bless...
barb ( -- Sunday, August 22 2004, 03:44 pm

worth waiting for cap

this is so warm and touching cap, your son is so forunate to have someone see as a gift not a burden. glad you wrote this.
Capricorn ( -- Tuesday, August 24 2004, 08:55 am

Thanks Terrie

Thanks for your kind words -- yes a mother's love just accepts.
Capricorn ( -- Tuesday, August 24 2004, 08:57 am

Thanks Barb

Yes -- in a way he has been a gift. Hard work for many years, but we see now it was worth while.
Luc ( -- Friday, August 27 2004, 09:16 pm

touching poem.

nothing comes without hard work. thats how we can appreciate it more then nothing. because of the work put with it. that boy is lucky to have you Capricorn. real lucky. There are some mothers out there that would look at the whole differently. sad but true.
great poem. :)
Capricorn ( -- Friday, August 27 2004, 09:48 pm

Hi Luc

You are right Luc -- we do apppreciate things more when we've had to work hard for them. Thank you for your lovely comments. It's good to hear from you ~ smile~
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