A Poem for the Neurotypical
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A Poem for the Neurotypical

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A Poem for the Neurotypical

You are not unique,

Yours is not the sole confusion,

You don’t understand us,

We don’t understand you.


You say that your patience has been tried,

Sorry, but you're not unique in that,

My patience has been tried putting up with you,

Your conformity, and your need for me to conform.


I can’t conform, the doctor said so,

He said “you don’t understand others,”

Well others don’t understand me,

Yet I’M the one who lacks empathy?


I think you can't handle what confuses or confounds you.


Don’t come and tell me,

That you have trouble reading people,

Because you don't understand the girl you like,

As far as I'm concerned, you’re all masters of mind control.


You all have the gift,

Of understanding one another,

A cohesive mental hive, communicable,

And you squander it in miscommunication.


How should I feel when you depreciate your best qualities?


Where are our wars, where are our rallies?

Ours is a problem obscure to the masses,

Aspergers speaks, Aspergers doesn't fight,

How could we fight 99% of the world, why should we?


You call me weird and overwhelming,

Living in your world is weird and overwhelming,

But I put up with it each and every day,

Trying to live up to your societal standards.


I choose to walk amongst you, silent about my differences.


I say things you don't want to hear,

Sometimes the things you need to hear,

Sometimes the things I want to say,

But never the things you think I should.


Go ahead, call me an asshole,

Ask me “why would you say that,”

You’ll never understand,

You don’t have Aspergers.


All nypicals feel the way you do.


I am not human, not to you,

Sure I walk like a human and talk like a human,

But I do not act like a human,

And that is what you abhor.


You are not unique,

Yours is not the sole confusion,

You don’t understand us,

We don’t understand you.
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