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.