He’s bouncin’ off the wall, a superball gone insane,
He runs through your world like an off-rail freight train.
Interruptions are constant, tantrums galore,
When it’s time to do homework, he’s gone, out the door.

The drama is constant, oh his foot fell asleep,
He moans and he wails, the theatrics run deep.
School is a nightmare, the teachers are lost,
If they could only see, he is worth the cost.

He is brighter than most, as most these kids are,
And with patience and love, I know he’ll go far.
But the crap I must take from “well meaning friends”
“Don’t let him do that.” “Oh the rules that he bends.”

“You’re not a good parent.” “Your child’s really rude.”
“His temper’s outrageous.” “He has his hands in his food.”
He hears this and wonders, just what’s wrong with me?
I tell him “You’re special, you have A.D.H.D.”
“Now A.D.H.D. is a gift from above.”
“It teaches us grown ups to strengthen our love.”
“It helps teach your teachers, no two kids are the same.”
“You have awesome energy that could bring you great fame.”

“You don’t need much sleep, you never wear down.”
“You’re silly and funny, when you act like a clown.”
“You’ve felt lots of pain from what people have said,
But you pray for these people when you go to bed.”

“So you try every day to make a fresh start.”
“For God gifted you with an extra big heart.”
As I look at my child, he sees through my soul,
My heart feels like bursting, as I realize my goal.

I know this young boy like no one else could,
He’s a blessing to me, he’s strong and he’s good.
So I’ll love him and guide him through the worst of the worst,
And he’ll make a great man (if I don’t kill him first).

I’m kidding of course ’cause I know what’s to be,
When I look in his eyes, I see a reflection of me.

~Tracy Nicolaus

A.D.H.D 💕
Take my hand and come with me,
I want to teach you about ADHD.
I need you to know, I want to explain,
I have a very different brain.
Sights, sounds, and thoughts collide.
What to do first? I can’t decide.
Please understand I’m not to blame,
I just can’t process things the same.
Take my hand and walk with me,
Let me show you about ADHD.
I try to behave, I want to be good,
But I sometimes forget to do as I should.
Walk with me and wear my shoes,
You’ll see its not the way I’d choose.
I do know what I’m supposed to do,
But my brain is slow getting the message through.
Take my hand and talk with me,
I want to tell you about ADHD.
I rarely think before I talk,
I often run when I should walk.
It’s hard to get my school work done,
My thoughts are outside having fun.
I never know just where to start,
I think with my feelings and see with my heart.
Take my hand and stand by me,
I need you to know about ADHD.
It’s hard to explain but I want you to know,
I can’t help letting my feelings show.
Sometimes I’m angry, jealous, or sad.
I feel overwhelmed, frustrated, and mad.
I can’t concentrate and I lose all my stuff.
I try really hard but it’s never enough.
Take my hand and learn with me,
We need to know more about ADHD.
I worry a lot about getting things wrong,
Everything I do takes twice as long.
Everyday is exhausting for me…
Looking through the fog of ADHD.
I’m often so misunderstood,
I would change in a heartbeat if I could.
Take my hand and listen to me,
I want to share a secret about ADHD.
I want you to know there is more to me.
I’m not defined by it, you see.
I’m sensitive, kind and lots of fun.
I’m blamed for things I haven’t done.
I’m the loyalist friend you’ll ever know,
I just need a chance to let it show.
Take my hand and look at me,
Just forget about the ADHD.
I have real feelings just like you.
The love in my heart is just as true.
I may have a brain that can never rest,
But please understand I’m trying my best.
I want you to know, I need you to see,
I’m more than the label, I am still me!!!!
~Author Unknown

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