Recently, I posted a poem that had been sitting on my computers hard drive for a while. While doing disc maintenance, I ran across it, re-read it, decided to keep it, and share it.
So... here it was on active rain.
I received a comment about it. It appears that the poem was written in 1999 by Sally Meyer, and the poem is dedicated to Sally's love, light, and inspiration for her beautiful poems....Dhylan
I contacted Sally and told her that I'd gladly put credit on the page for her, and she wrote back.
"thanks.. The poem has also been 'added to' and if you wouldn't mind putting the correct version on your site that would be awesome.. Here's a link to my poetry page.. and if you scroll down about halfway down the page, the poem as I wrote it, is there..(middle column) with the correct words.. and also if you could add C. Sally Meyer. "For Dhylan" at the end, that would be really great.. thanks again for your kind words. Sally"
Just for this day.
Just for this morning, I am going to smile whenever I see your face.
and laugh when I feel like crying.
Just for this morning, I will let you wake up softly, all rumpled in your
flannel and I will hold you until you are ready.
Just for this morning, I will let you choose what you want to wear, and
smile and say you're beautiful.
Just for this morning, I am going to step over the laundry, and pick you
up and take you to the park to play.
Just for this morning, I am going to eat a huge breakfast , with bacon
eggs, toast and waffles, and you don't have to eat any.
Just for this morning, I will leave the dishes in the sink, and let you
teach me how to put that 100 piece puzzle together.
Just for this afternoon, I will unplug the telephone and keep the
computer off, and sit with you in the garden blowing bubbles.
Just for this afternoon, I will not yell once, not even a tiny grumble
when you scream and whine for the ice cream truck, and I will buy you one if he comes by.
Just for this afternoon, I won't worry about what you are going to be
when you grow up or who you might have been before your diagnosis.
Just for this afternoon, I will let you help me bake cookies, and I won't
stand over you trying to 'fix' things.
Just for this afternoon, I will let you put all kinds of barettes in my
hair, and put lipstick on my face, and I will tell you how pretty you have made me look.
Just for this afternoon I will take you to McDonalds and buy us both a
Happy meal so you can have both toys.
Just for this evening, I will hold you in my arms and tell you a story
about how you were born, and how much we love you.
Just for this evening, I will let you splash in the bathtub and not get
angry when you throw water over your sister's head.
Just for this evening, I will let you stay up late while we sit on the
porch swing and count all the stars.
Just for this evening, I will bring you glasses of water, and snuggle
beside you for three hours and miss my favorite show on t.v.
Just for this evening, When I kneel down to pray, I will simply be
grateful for all that I have and not ask for anything, except
just one more day.
Autism is not the end of the World. . . . just
the beginning of a new one.
copyright. 1999. Sally Meyer