Beautiful Poem about ADHD
I came upon this poem written by a mom with a son with ADHD. Many including myself were so touched by this beautiful poem, I just had to share it. Enjoy.
Shared with permission.
ADHD living with me
Parent of a child with ADHD
wish it wasn’t him and could be me.
He comes home from school asking
what’s wrong with me,
People say I’m weird and won’t let me be.
He gets angry and cries,
doesn’t know what’s wrong feels silly inside
like he doesn’t belong.
Has no friends, is alone most of the time,
He’s used to it now and tells me he’s fine.
There’s no off button, there’s so much in his head.
The nights are the worst we always dread.
Always moving, can’t t sit still, always on the go.
There’s no such thing as waiting or taking it slow.
So many things he has destroyed in anger,
frustration or being easily annoyed.
His meds are a God send they give him control,
Help him in school but they take their toll.
In his head things are going 90 miles per hour.
His mouth has no filter, ADHD has the power.
It’s hard for his siblings to stay calm and not react,
Cause everyday they come under attack.
His world is like having a circus in his head,
From the minute, he wakes up
to the time he goes to bed.
It’s no easy task living with this condition.
It’s not like any other illness there can’t be no remission.
So, next time you see a kid
You might think they are being rude or bad,
Take a second, look, you might just see someone
Who’s lost and sad.
He’s impulsive, frustrated, angry and sad,
Tells me, mummy I don’t mean to be bad,
His mood can change like a flick of a switch
Fly’s into a rage and I’m the witch.
This can last for hours to he calms down,
Then comes the emotion and you can’t hear a sound.
He has cried so hard, his head is sore,
I feel like my heart is lying on the floor.
There’s no invitation or invites for tea,
it’s not his fault he has ADHD.
I don’t know how his life will go,
I just want him to be happy and have a chance to grow.
I know we have tough challenge to face,
We have plenty of time this isn’t a race.
We need more awareness and support for ADHD,
For I didn’t ask for this and neither did he.
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