Amanda LaMunyon

Amanda LaMunyon is a talented artist, poet, and performer. She wrote “A Little Secret” when she was only 11 in 2006.

 

 

 

“A LITTLE SECRET”

Amanda LaMunyon

She looks like any other girl
But she has a secret
You might never suspect.
Lots of things bother her.

In her clothes, a little tag might feel like sand paper.
Food needs to taste just right
or she won’t eat.
She thinks she can’t go a week without ice cream.

Noise and movement are confusing.
It makes her want to run or say be quiet.
Light is a hundred times brighter to her.
Oh, what a world she lives in.

Some say she is a little professor.
But you might not be interested in what she has to say.
She might start talking about Ancient Egypt or something else
And you won’t have a clue what she is talking about.

She would never hurt anyone’s feelings
But sometimes she does and she doesn’t even know it.

What is this little secret?
Asperger’s Syndrome,
A high-functioning form of autism.
I know because I have it.

Many are suspected of having it, Einstein, Michelangelo.

1 out of every 110 children will be diagnosed with autism this year.

Some say its a disability
But, I am a girl with dreams.
I will take what God has given meAlong with the challenge and use it
To fulfill the purpose God has for me.
Psalms 139: 13 & 14 says:
For You created my inmost being:
You knit me together in my mother’s womb,
I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Your works are wonderful,I know that full well,
I give this challenge to you: if you know someone a little different,
Look for something good.
It will be there.
For it may be a little secret waiting to be told,
A dream waiting to unfold.