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Crystalline Lifetime: Fragments of Asperger Syndrome by Luke Jackson

By Luke Jackson

Luke Jackson's energetic selection of illustrated poetry permits bright insights into the interior global of individuals at the autism spectrum. With a spotlight at the adolescent years - might be the main demanding time for someone with Asperger Syndrome (AS) - 16-year-old Luke considers matters similar to unrequited love, the pursuit of happiness and discovering calm amid the usually overwhelming confusion and frustration that accompanies AS. ''Crystalline Lifetime'' deals a poignant effect of existence with Asperger Syndrome and may turn out an illuminating learn for someone hoping to achieve an knowing of Autism Spectrum problems (ASDs), and a resource of encouragement to readers residing with ASDs.

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Crystalline Lifetime · 39 WISYWIG Commercialist Truths Commercialism, Blinded by everyday life, Trapped in our routines. The world dissolves around us, Leaving us only the truth. Crystalline Lifetime · 41 Cloudscape Freak Freak. Freak. All through my childhood, The same name resonating Through my head. Haunting me. People treating me like mud. Always left til the last; Never a part of the team, Ashamed, aside and alone. But no, all these times Will soon be part of the past. No more. Above I shall rise.

Or rotten to the core Just like the apple that you Shot off of the top of my head Piercing my soul. First uncaring, unmeaning, now Filled with these thoughts of you Did you miss me? Guess not, guess so… Guess all these feelings I’m feeling Feeling when I am with you There’s nothing you could do To make me unhappy. Your words feel like kisses These razorblades against my lips Make me feel everything is just right Just here, just now It’s just that now and again It feels like I’m just floating Here with you… Everything goes up Must come down sometime And you know time goes by Faster than it should So hold your head up Don’t look down, look to the sky And remember me when I’m gone.

The memory stays. Crystalline Lifetime · 55 Cool ice Belittled Burdens I’m hot and I’m cold I’m numb but I’m not I’m feeling these feelings All of which I thought that I’d forgotten And will you please tell me Is this good or bad Bad to the bone? Or rotten to the core Just like the apple that you Shot off of the top of my head Piercing my soul. First uncaring, unmeaning, now Filled with these thoughts of you Did you miss me? Guess not, guess so… Guess all these feelings I’m feeling Feeling when I am with you There’s nothing you could do To make me unhappy.

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