Category Archives: poetry

Not Autistic Enough

lauranadine/ April 28, 2016/ autism, emotions, music, poetry, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

I have given at least 100 presentations on living with autism to crowds of all sizes.  My most requested presentation is entitled Let Me Fall.  I begin with a preview of a documentary made about me called The Shadow Listener, and then introduce myself as being autistic.   I talk about growing up with autism, undiagnosed, presenting my struggles and

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“Dreaming is co…

lauranadine/ October 19, 2013/ autism, emotions, poetry, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

“Dreaming is conceptual art of the inner self; there is no path in life. When we can accept there is no path, we can decide on a destination, making the footsteps a perfunctory affair. Values merely free our hands of baggage so we can hold hands.” – Laura Nadine

Bridges

lauranadine/ June 26, 2013/ autism, emotions, poetry, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

there’s this bridge I’m looking for i don’t know where it goes but I’m sure it spans the distance between our shores on foot’s the only way I see to trek this life, no short cuts be who said that building bridges was an easy toll to pay my shores are blue and yours are gold my sun is high

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Farewell Catarina, Farewell to Love

lauranadine/ May 27, 2013/ autism, emotions, Fictional Stories, music, poetry, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

As I am a creature of patterns, though there is a vast difference between patterns and repetitious outcomes that slap me in the face. Despite my prodigious optimism, to see past persistant repetitious outcomes, I am mourning the reality that one particular area of my life may be settled into a pattern opposite of what I desire. The area of

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How Do You Teach A Fish To Fly?

lauranadine/ May 17, 2013/ autism, emotions, poetry, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

What if we woke at sunset, and bedded down at the rooster’s crow? What it we lived days lit by moonlight, napping through nights in the warmth of the sun? Would we all rush to the seaside to get a moon tan? Would Ray Bans still be in fashion? When the moon is full would we wear hats to protect

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I Heard This in the Shadows

lauranadine/ February 18, 2013/ autism, emotions, music, poetry, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

It has been a tough couple of weeks.  Love seems outside my grasp, no matter how brave I am or how deep into the darkness I reach.  So, the shadows grew louder, and louder, and louder, to the point that the melody made my nerve endings pulse – like when you have spent 4 hours at a heavy metal concert

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No more can I dance with two hands

lauranadine/ August 15, 2012/ autism, emotions, poetry, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Too many roads to lonely paths unravel neither of them mine. How can I walk if I am confined? Don’t bottle me aged, like fine wine.I cannot feel these feet are used garage un-sale special in a box beneath the stairs. How can I walk an inch or a mile? No more can I dance I’ve only two hands.Deaf ears

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bridge

lauranadine/ January 28, 2012/ autism, emotions, poetry, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

there’s this bridge I’m looking for i don’t know the way it goes but I’m sure it spans the distance  between our shores on foot’s the only way to trek this life, all short cuts wane no one said that building bridges was the easy toll to pay   trees they reach to touch the light though they have no

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