A father’s day poem, from father to son

CameronNot puzzle, nor piece within
My son is bone and blood and skin
Though he cannot stand the light
In him his brilliance shines so bright
He is himself, so rare, so true
Unlike others yet mirror too
In him I see, I could not before
A new spectrum of life, a new way to soar
He showed me a difference, a new way to see
He taught me acceptance, a new way to be
The son became the father, this lesson I have learned
For he taught me that compassion need never to be earned
And on his birth, my life of fatherhood began
But as he lives and as I grow, I learn to be a man
For who I am and all I know, is reflected through a prism
He wouldn’t be, or I you see, were it not for his autism.

About Stuart Duncan

My name is Stuart Duncan, creator of http://www.stuartduncan.name. My oldest son (Cameron) has Autism while my younger son (Tyler) does not. I am a work from home web developer with a background in radio. I do my very best to stay educated and do what ever is necessary to ensure my children have the tools they need to thrive. I share my stories and experiences in an effort to further grow and strengthen the online Autism community and to promote Autism Understanding and Acceptance.

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9 Responses to A father’s day poem, from father to son

  1. Joyce June 17, 2011 at 10:45 pm #

    STUART, though you profess not to be a poet, your words flow as THE LIVING WATER that resides in each of us. This is pure poetry, which is UNDEFINED WITHIN UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS AND KEEP YOUR FAMILY.

  2. Kami June 18, 2011 at 12:41 pm #

    Very nice. I really like it.

  3. Kimberly Farley June 18, 2011 at 6:23 pm #

    I forwarded this poem to my husband, touched our hearts down deep. Thank you!

  4. Richard Wright June 28, 2011 at 3:54 pm #

    I like the poem and the sentiment. Gentle correction—line 8 “sore” should be soar.

  5. Stuart Duncan June 28, 2011 at 4:00 pm #

    Quite right Richard… I do that far too often. I need to get a better editor! I’m obviously not qualified for the job LOL

  6. paul streeter July 31, 2011 at 10:03 am #

    Hiya stuart i also have a son brandon coming up to 5 he has autism spectrum disorder and my youngest son kieran who is coming up to 3 hasn’t i can relate you in some ways,i split from my ex partner about 3 years back now and the boys was still living with her when i moved out but about a few months later she approve me saying she couldn’t deal with brandon ways and said she needed to sign them over to me even through kieran hasn’t got autism when i won custody,,,it was all change from there on my life had change around so fast i had to learn about brandon autism very fast and he showed me life in a different aspect which i never paid much attention to the sounds the words the feel which to him he lacks many areas off not only i’am his father,,i’am his carer and his voice. He lack communication skill and delays in some area but very intelligent in other area but i can see in his eye’s he get very frustrated when he want to try and tell me but his words won’t come.I love the poem it has alot of meaning and thank you for posting on here

  7. Kristin Gharst May 30, 2013 at 1:44 am #

    May I please copy this and share it in our newsletter going out next week? I work for a statewide autism program in Illinois (non profit)

  8. MissesC June 18, 2013 at 11:23 am #

    Enjoy the ride. It’s worth it. I know from experience.

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