10-year-old boy with autism writes poem for homework, his teacher is at a loss for words


Benjamin Giroux, a multi year old understudy, was given a schoolwork task and was approached to compose a ballad.

As opposed to simply shooting something that rhymed, he set aside the effort to spill his guts.

He needed individuals to recognize what it resembled to live with mental imbalance and asperger.

Benjamin Giroux, a 10-year-old kid from Plattsburgh, New York, has Asperger’s disorder – a type of chemical imbalance. He was as of late given a school task where he was approached to compose a lyric titled “I Am.”

The kid was given the initial two words in each sentence. From that point, the remainder of the lyric was up to him.

“When we ask him how his day went when he gets home from school, we don’t get much more than a one-word answer,” Sonny Giroux, Benjamin’s father, told TODAY.

But while he might not be one to express much emotion, Benjamin was excited for his latest assignment. He sat at at the family kitchen table and didn’t look up until he was finished.

When he showed the poem to his parents and his teacher, they were overwhelmed with emotion.

Read Benjamins poem below:

The full poem is below:
I am odd, I am new
I wonder if you are too
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 outerspace
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.

Benjamin had always felt different because he was autistic and at times, it made him stand out from the other children.

His poem, “I Am,” portreys his emotions in such an amazing way and I think he certainly is a special youngster.

Since he wrote it, the poem has gone viral and even the National Autism Association highlighted and shared it with others.

And to Benjamin: You are not odd beautiful boy, you are EXACTLY what our world needs. Beautiful, pure hearts. ❤️❤️❤️

Share this poem far and wide if you agree!

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