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 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: March 20, 2020      Views: 21
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 ABOUT
BARB HENSONGISPSACA 

Barb works at the local food bank volunteering her time at the country market. Barb has lived just about every profession there is to do. She has had a wild ride in her lifetime and uses poetry to tell everything. She is a cancer survivor. She hates - more...

She is an accomplished novelist and is currently at the #35 spot on the rankings.

She is an accomplished poet and is currently at the #8 spot on this years rankings.

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Chapter 1 of the book With Vic
just for fun
"Freedom of the Sea" by Barb Hensongispsaca
Water,
my home -
it calls to me
telling me I belong.

I feel at peace
with my thoughts
in this ever changing
place I call ...
home.

Souls thrive there
in the depths,
in the quiet,
haunting darkness.

If you listen
you can hear
their whispers
delivered through the stillness
on delicate,
almost undetectable,
movement.

Whispers
that can warm
the chilling cold
as I float along
with the currents.

This is my universe
under the sea.

This is where
I feel at home -
at peace.

Author Notes
cleo85 thank you for permission to use your picture.

This is a free verse written by a very good friend of mine. He has Aspergers and communication is limited for him, but writing is his speech. He was given a project to tell where he feels at home and as you see, he chose the water. The words are his and I have to tell you, this is an accomplishment for this gentle young man who suffers from Asperger's Syndrome.

Per Wikepedia
A lack of demonstrated empathy affects aspects of communal living for persons with Asperger syndrome. Individuals with AS experience difficulties in basic elements of social interaction, which may include a failure to develop friendships or to seek shared enjoyments or achievements with others (for example, showing others objects of interest); a lack of social or emotional reciprocity (social "games" give-and-take mechanic); and impaired nonverbal behaviors in areas such as eye contact, facial expression, posture, and gesture.

People with AS may not be as withdrawn around others, compared with those with other, more debilitating forms of autism; they approach others, even if awkwardly. For example, a person with AS may engage in a one-sided, long-winded speech about a favorite topic, while misunderstanding or not recognizing the listener's feelings or reactions, such as a wish to change the topic of talk or end the interaction. This social awkwardness has been called "active but odd". Such failures to react appropriately to social interaction may appear as disregard for other people's feelings and may come across as insensitive. However, not all individuals with AS will approach others. Some of them may even display selective mutism, not speaking at all to most people and excessively to specific others. Some may choose only to talk to people they like.
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