Tag Archives: Gretchen Leary

The Box – A Poem & Dedication

Introduction: This poem was inspired by and written while listening to “Catch My Breath” by Kelly Clarkson. I encourage you to listen to the song before or while you read this to fully understand the meaning behind my own words. … Continue reading

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Silence – A Poem

Like an old reel spinning From our very beginning Black and white memories Keep me company tonight Our laughter, a snapshot That was captured in silence.

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Small Talk, Big Headache

I am not a fan of “small talk”. In fact, I don’t even understand it. Personally, it seems like a good way to go in circles and never get to know people. Maybe it’s just me but I have always … Continue reading

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The Spark – A Poem & Dedication

Introduction & Dedication: This was written while listening to “Put it Down” by Brandy Norwood (@4EverBrandy on Twitter) The biggest reason I chose this song for writing inspiration today is because of the song’s rhythm & beat. The lyrics don’t … Continue reading

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About: “Really, Really Like Me”

This year, I have felt the call to advocate for the Autism Community like never before. I’ve written and published two books of poetry, but I knew this challenge was going to be different. As an individual who is on … Continue reading

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Firefly – A Poem

I lie flat on my back On this weathered raft As my long hair spills Down around me Tangled with leaves Blown and tossed Into the crisp night breeze As the tips slip into The shattered black glass That flows … Continue reading

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Je Ne Sais Quoi – A Poem

This poem is a description of how small daily sensory issues affect my life. It might be a trigger for those who understand, so reader beware. This poem was written for those who don’t. I didn’t want a musical piece … Continue reading

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Words of Affirmation – A Short Story

“Let this day change your life” was the first thought that ran through my mind as I slowly opened my eyes that morning. I closed my eyes again trying to adjust to the light pouring in through the windows. I … Continue reading

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Dear Kate Winslet – Re: Golden Hat Foundation

Dear Ms. Winslet, There are many ways that people in the spotlight, such as yourself, have empowered the Autism community. But from the perspective of a self advocate like myself on the Spectrum, I feel the Golden Hat Foundation goes … Continue reading

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Gather the Candles- A Poem [Excerpt from M, 2006]

Kindle the flickering light- Within your palm. Gather the candles, and inscribe Their flame unto your heart For if Winter’s first flake should fall Freeze your voice, And dares to frost your soul, Your silent hope remains. [Excerpt from Monochrome … Continue reading

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