This poem was written and posted on a ADHD website I am part of. I would give credit to the author but there is some confusion on who the original author actually is. Nonetheless, it is just too good not to share.
So, a lot of you have been asking me "what exactly is ADHD?"
Well, ADHD isn't something that you can see on me,
but rather it affects me mentally.
Sounds, smells and thoughts collide,
What to do next? I can't decide.
Focus and concentration is what I lack,
I'm very unorganized and I forget to put things back.
My brain is always active and always on the go,
While getting the information through is very slow.
I always get the blame for things that I didn't do,
They say, "You have ADHD, so it has to be you".
I get babied and people assume,
That because I have ADHD, I can't do what you can do
I'm very loud,
I often do things that I'm not allowed.
I often forget, and I lose my stuff,
And sometimes thinking before I act is very tough.
I sometimes snatch and sometimes yell,
When I am getting too annoying, it's hard to tell,
But believe me, I'm not to blame,
It's just that my brain is outside playing games.
I want you to like me, I really do,
But sometimes I'm a little too much for you.
I'm always switching tasks,
Because finishing one is too much to ask.
I may be a little immature and over the top,
And sometimes I don't know when to stop.
But I want you to know,
I have feelings like you too, you know.
I prefer to learn stuff hands on,
Because if you tell me something today, by tomorrow it will be gone.
I want, you to realize and I want you to see,
That having ADHD doesn't define me.
I may be a bit different in the way I act,
But believe me, I always get back on track,
There are heaps of positives about me too,
I'm always fun, caring and I'll always respect you.
My emotions may run wild,
But I'm still a good child.
I'm funny and I have a big heart,
And I'll always be there for you right from the start.
I may not be perfect, as my brain never rests,
But if you give me a chance, I'll show you my best.
I want you to know, I want you to see,
That I'm more than just a label, I am me!
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