This is something I wrote when I attempted NaNoWriMo 2011. I found that if I relaxed and just let the voices in my mind control the pen on the paper that they spoke from their home in my brain (the creative people live in my right hemisphere at the back). With this piece of writing, lots of my brain cells wanted to write. I have added the title today as it seems to fit the experience of letting my brain take the pen. I think they are wishing that people would talk to people on the autism spectrum and not just about them. That people should explore the wonderful variety of creative voices residing in the minds of people on the spectrum and that campaigns of blame and declaring war on autism means that you are missing out on the wonderful, fantastical and inspiring universe of the autistic brain. Those that are shouting the loudest are deafening the world’s ears to truly beautiful minds.
The voices in my mind.
A pen of ideas and big creations
imaginative worlds and manifestations.
A trip to the spark of journeys and truth
talk to me please, don’t seem so aloof.
For we have ideas ready to appear, fantastical leaps of joyous wonder
cast out from the brain like neurological thunder.
Lightning strikes to our great delight
producing fresh knowledge and incredible insight.
Making new connections
spreading messages like wildfire for our delectation.
From corner to corner communications flow
encouraging new neurons and wiring to grow.
Everyday we receive new information
often times causing immense hesitation.
Sometimes though we may seem to appear
frozen in time to your grand ideas.
Don’t just stand there, give us the option
to compromise and accept the adoption.
Forcing your views upon us only puts the onus on you that you didn’t listen
when us brain cells and neurons are trying to glisten.
Quick ,grab a pen, a notebook and paper
when you see into our home through your magnetic scanner.
One by one we’ll say hello
for we all have names didn’t you know.
Oh yes we all have jobs just like humans
we are nightshift and dayshift compatible neurons.
Some of us architects constructing great towers
whilst ground dwellers scurry planting the flowers.
We all work together to drive this great body
if that sounds like we’re vain we’re ever so sorry.
We just want you to see we are not mechanised robots, we do our jobs with glee
for every part of this brain has unique personality.
There’s the outgoing braggers
who strut up and down shaking their swagger.
The quiet ones who get on with their work
the hare brained ones who file and furk.
The fame seekers who wave hello
they’re the ones who on your computers do glow.
They push to the front to get their faces shown
to be written about in papers and get their names known.
To you scientist guys
we all like to revel and flash a surprise.
Urging you to look
so we can be famous in your next textbook.
So students learn
meaning we can earn,
as they flick through the pages
of scientific mages.
Offering new knowledge
through which to forage.
We take great pride,
in the skulls we reside.
So now you know we can work together,
and for those times that may be whenever,
when you need to know more,
we can tell you the score, all gather before.
Find a good place and switch on the scanner
lean in close and have a good gander.