Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A Poem by Alyson Decter

Tourette Syndrome
by Alyson Decter

She might crack her shoulder,
She might jerk her head
People might try to ignore her,
Or not listen to anything she says
You watch kids mimic her strange movements,
But what they don’t know is that they’re called tics
She might tic in class, or maybe in the lunchroom
You ask her to stop, but she guarantees she won’t any time soon
She doesn’t have one friend, and you have no idea
That in the future, that friend could be you
So next time you go somewhere, ask her to come,
So she’ll know she has a friend to help her deal with
Tourette Syndrome

The Summer Gazebo Readings feature 4 author/poets each Monday evening in June, July and August, 7 pm at Schoolhouse Green in Oceanside, NY. See the links to the right for our schedule and directions. Bring a lawn chair and come on down!

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