2014 NJCTS Children’s Scholarship Award Essay: “Poetry: Twitch to My Own Drum”

This is the essay I submitted to the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) for their 2014 Children’s Scholarship Award contest. I hope you enjoy it!

I twitch to the beat of my own drum

When the thrum, thrum, thrum of my heart is done

I’ll have changed the world one by one.

The world will know my name

I’ll put a stop to endless shame

And show them this is not a game.

Twitching makes me who I am

My heart is a priceless gem.

This twitching world refuses to see

That twitches do not ruin me.

I twitch and nearly “punch” someone

I twitch all twitching night long

I twitch until the break of dawn

And on

And on

And on

A burden does not twitching make

Burdens are those who fake

Those who climb down the depths of society

And cry to all “pity me”!

But … that is not me

You see

For I will not rest until the day

When all of us can twitch away.



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