Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I Am Meaningful

By Philip Reyes

I am somebody.
I am your son.
I am a brother.
I am a cousin.
I am a student.

One day I can be an educator,
A rounded person to imitate.
I can be a worker,
Make a really good living.
I can be a loving friend, 
Someone to confide in.

I am autistic, but I am learning I am much more.
I am me and I like me a lot.


  1. Great poem, Philip. You already teach me a great deal about what it means to live an autistic way of life with all it's beauty and difficulty. You have given me much hope for my own autistic students. YOU ARE INSPIRATIONAL.

  2. I think you are fantastic! So very happy that you are able to communicate and share with all of us. It must have been so lonely before. ❤️