Cheryl Lynn Moyer Peele

From The Inside Out – An Autistic View

The autistic child’s fingers fly across
the keys releasing inaudible syllables
of joy, floating upward between
his fingers.

He tilts his head slightly
to catch the reflection of the lyrical words,
melting into his ears, secretly
soft bubbles.

My round teacher lips release
a question, “sing, sing, sing” repeated
in his head, an echo. He shows me the notes
clinging to his breath.

“This room is my blanket.
This day is my hug.
Hold the love from my eyes.”

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Poem Edited: Tuesday, November 25, 2008

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Comments about From The Inside Out – An Autistic View by Cheryl Lynn Moyer Peele

  • Nathaniel Booker (5/6/2009 2:06:00 PM)

    Sorry it took so long for me to post my comment Cheryl, but here I am nonetheless...

    Very beautiful and so deeply heartfelt. I often wonder when I see individuals, especially young ones with autism, whether it is we who label ourselves normal and healthy who truly have the handicap. As so much beauty and life come from individuals that we see as different. I've never met an Autistic murderer, rapist or anything other than... Beautiful,

    Just like your piece...

    Be Well,

    Nate

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  • Heather Noble (5/5/2009 3:09:00 AM)

    this poem touches me
    a few members of my family including myself
    are Autistic so this poem i personally can
    relate to.

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  • Kiracakes09 . (1/21/2009 12:03:00 PM)

    revel in your moments, these times make award nominated movies for the passion and dedication that lies within you

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  • Elena Winters (12/5/2008 1:38:00 PM)

    another teacher expressing their passion for teaching..........we need more teachers like you........splendid poem 10

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  • Rose FalconeRose Falcone (12/2/2008 10:18:00 AM)

    It left me with chill bumps. Written only as a teacher could...a teacher who gives with the heart and then receives back from the child two fold. What joy!

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  • Ana Dasilva (12/1/2008 8:17:00 PM)

    A great poem, thanks for sharing..

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  • Billy Joe Collins (12/1/2008 9:48:00 AM)

    a good poem that shows everyone has a gift thanks for sharing

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  • Who Iam (11/30/2008 11:51:00 AM)

    A Beautiful picture!

    One of God's true blessings displaying an innocense Love.

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  • Linda WinchellLinda Winchell (11/30/2008 10:21:00 AM)

    Did you really need my comment? This poem stands on its own merit. God Bless, Linda

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  • Chocolate Bunny (11/30/2008 12:35:00 AM)

    Nicely written. Very visual.

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  • Krista Churchill (11/30/2008 12:29:00 AM)

    This is wonderful i love how it flows.. Great write


    Krista

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  • April Breeland (11/30/2008 12:18:00 AM)

    Great write, Great Read, Great JOB

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  • Ency BearisEncy Bearis (11/29/2008 11:38:00 PM)

    simply the best..very compassionate write..distinctively for those children with
    disability..great poem...

    Ency Bearis

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  • Barbara Terry (11/29/2008 9:05:00 PM)

    This is really a very lovely poem. It shows tenderness and caring, and it actualy brought a smile to my lips at the end. Autistic children have a lot to deal with, but when they are shown love and caring with tenderness then their world is a little bit better. I love reading this poem. You have a very tender heart. A 10 and thank you for sharing.

    Love & hugs,
    Barbara

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  • Louis RamsLouis Rams (11/29/2008 4:14:00 PM)

    this is the first time that i see a person touch this subject with such compassion and an insight from the inside looking out as you have done with this poem.

    a 10

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  • Laura Anne (11/29/2008 8:34:00 AM)

    Very beautiful and sad at the same time. I really enjoyed.

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  • Ridge Cahill (11/29/2008 1:00:00 AM)

    Simply beautiful. I read this poem three times before I commented. How special the two of you are.

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  • Candi Lynn (11/28/2008 9:21:00 PM)

    You see what lies inside that is trying to communicate out. Very in depth poem. Once one sees what you see - only then can they understand.

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  • Ronell Warren AlmanRonell Warren Alman (11/24/2008 7:00:00 PM)

    Very well written Cheryl! This child has a unique way of expressing himself. He seems to be at peace with himself though those around him may not be able to understand him. He is in a ipbeat attitude!

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  • Jerry Abrahamson (11/24/2008 1:00:00 PM)

    Great view of a person with a disability 10

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