There are days I cannot handle
The stories just repeat
Students with disabilities
So damned hard to teach.
I am not talking adds and multiplies
Or the ins and outs of poetry
I’m talking about how students know
That they deserve more.
These students with ASD
Do not understand the simple things
Of what is right and what is wrong
And what is simply not to be done.
My heart has broken too many times
I do not know when is the line
To stop, because I cannot.
I try my best each and every day
To make a difference in any way
Yet the same bad stories
Play and play
And my heart breaks again.