Quiet Solace–A Poem by: Carole Norman Scott

                      QUIET SOLACE

    A good report Lord — what a joy!

    Ben’s teacher has pronounced him

    Calm, co-operative, and smiling…

    Adjectives we have longed to hear.

    Forever in coming; but worth the wait.

    With his maturity…a gentle reserve.

    Even his siblings individually confess

    His demeanor equals “quiet” normalcy!

    Then, a sudden family crisis occurs

    As Ben is scheduled for a visit home.

    Oddly, his behavior is not the source.

    He becomes a comfort in our distress.

    Who would have thought it possible…

    To find solace in one with autism?

    Understanding, without a word spoken…

    Our spirits joined in hushed communion!

                        By: L. Carole Scott

                         Ben–33 years old

About autism45

I am the mother of a fifty-nine year old autistic son. My blog, autism45, contains journals, poems, pictures, photography, letters, and other writings and insights pertaining to autism and the spiritual growth we (my husband and I) have experienced from it all. I hope you will visit my blog, and benefit from all I have shared...all that has happened through the years. Take your time, and come back again and again. God bless you and yours! autism45.wordpress.com
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