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Poetry about being true to yourself

She is beautiful and awesome, along with all souls, yet she is doubtful and self-conscious from the what she’s been told. The kids on the bus, and the kids in her class recount all her faults, right down to the… Continue Reading

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Seeking input on some TS poetry

Here’s what I started to write as part of the ending of my paper on Tourette Syndrome. These were the words I thought about as I read some of the frustrations people with TS live with. Does this apply to… Continue Reading

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An original poem for my MAC son

Back in April, I decided to take part in a 30-day poetry challenge to honor National Poetry Month. I had to write an original poem for each day in April and post it to the Poetic Asides site. Here is… Continue Reading

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Poetry: “Light at the end of the tunnel”

I wrote this about 10 years ago, shortly after my son was diagnosed. We’ve come a long way since then. At 17, he barely tics, the RAGE is gone and he’s doing well in school. I hope that this shows… Continue Reading

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A poem I wrote for my son

Please Tourette’s let his body have some peace tonight. Please Tourette’s, let him just lay still for once. Please let him know a state of relaxation, a place of calm predictibility, just for a moment before he goes to sleep.… Continue Reading