I love this poem written by my 14 year old daughter, Ashlyn. If you’ve followed my blog over the years, you will know that I sometimes write about Ashlyn’s journey with Asperger’s. However, you’ve never heard Ashlyn’s own voice, and I think it’s a rather beautiful one.
Ashlyn is my very first Guest Blogger–thanks for that Ash!
The Dreamer and the Stars
If I ever awake from this dream,
Put me high with the golden stars
And if I fall like a stone
Let me fall to the Dreamer’s land.
A dream, the endless galaxy parodied.
The limitless and the extraordinary
A song and a tale
The world in your hands.
The Dreamer, she sings and dances
She welcomes us day after day
“Where will we go?”
You decide. I live in your head
Not you in mine
No tick-tock, tick-tock
No fear and no pain
You can do anything!
So climb that high mountain
And swim that large sea.
I go to the Dreamer’s land
Where flowers are like the sun
And rivers are like the moon
Up I soar again
Me, the Dreamer and the stars.
Ashlyn Campbell, 2014
You can also read my poem about Ashlyn. It touches on some similar themes.