Guest Post: Unread Pages

I came across this poem this morning on one of the Facebook groups I belong to. It was written by a young man from British Columbia. His words inspired me, and he has given me permission to share here on my blog. I am honoured to share his words and his message of acceptance. ~Karen


Unread Pages

Author: Brody Butts

I am not perfect
Some of my pages are torn
Some are soiled with ink
Some pages are worn and creased
Some are crisp and clean.

I am solitary
Some of my pages hold my secrets and thoughts
Others are meant to be read out loud
Hundred of pages and thousands of words
All contained in 1 book.

I am intelligent
Some sentences make sense right away
Others you need to read twice
And others you need to read between the lines
But to me, those are my favorite.

I am unique
My pages and chapters are written by me
My experiences are my own
I am my own editor, you can not change me
My ink is permanent and my spine is straight.

I am creative
My illustrations are different then you may think they should be
That’s because I see things differently.
I create from what I experience and see
And mold it into something I understand.

I am misjudged
I am judged by my cover not by my pages
I have a hard blank cover, not telling what’s inside
My pages are soft to the touch and full of wonder
If you take time to read me, you will see.

 

 

2 comments

  1. This is absolutely beautiful! As a parent with a young adult son with autism. I was so touched by these words! Keep up the good work and don’t ever stop writing! I for one never judge a book by its cover!! I live with my own non fiction novel!!

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