Poem: Quiet Solace


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 hinges on “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!

 

                          May 21, 1995

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

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