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Boy with autism gets homework assignment to write a poem and his teacher was speechless

Boy with autism gets homework assignment to write a poem and his teacher was speechless

A boy with autism from New York had to write a poem as a homework assignment. The final result? The teacher was speechless. This poem made us think of all the children who don’t get equal opportunities as their classmates and friends. He did an incredible effort and described what it’s like to live with autism.

Benjamin Giroux opened our eyes and made us see things differently. Benjamin was nothing like other kids. He didn’t just write something. His poem was special, and he really tried to create a masterpiece. “I Am” brought tears to our eyes.

“I Am” by Benjamin Giroux
“I hear voices in the air
I see you don’t, and that’s not fair
I want to not feel blue
I am odd, I am new
I pretend that you are too
I feel like a boy in outer space
I touch the stars and feel out of place
I worry what others might think
I cry when people laugh, it makes me shrink
I am odd, I am new
I understand now that so are you
I say I, ‘feel like a castaway’
I dream of a day that that’s okay
I try to fit in
I hope that someday I do
I am odd, I am new.”

Autism made him feel different than other children. Benjamin was really special and this poem is the best proof of that.
The National Autism Association shared the poem and the entire world got to know about the brave Benjamin Giroux who wrote an eye-opening poem.

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