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"She's weird."
"That's your sister?"


Insults... jabbed left and right.
Every time, I will be her shield.
Those insults will bounce right off of me,
because I won't let her get hurt.

"You're Charlotte's sister?
No offense, but she's weird."


It's not her fault she has autism.
Every time you attempt to hurt her - in fact, the first time
you ever tried - I lose respect for you.
One nasty comment, and you're forever disliked.

"Aren't you ever embarrassed
to call her your sister?"


Actually, if you make fun of her like that,
I'd be embarrassed to call you my friend, if you ever were.
She's beautiful; you just haven't taken the time to
look beneath the surface.
When I was in 7th grade, we were running laps around the gym in PE when an 8th grader caught up to me. He asked me, "Are you Charlotte's sister?"

To which I replied, "Yes..."

"Oh, well no offense, but she's kind of weird."

Comments like that make my blood boil. I didn't even know the guy's name, and I hate him to this day. He had no right to say that; he didn't even know my sister. She has such a beautiful personality.

That's why I hate when people make fun of her. In fact, when they make fun of anyone with autism. It's not funny; no one's laughing.

I really love my sister and when I told her about that 8th grader, this is what she said: "I don't care. I don't even know the guy, so how is what he says supposed to hurt me?"

I know there are people who secretly make fun of her every day, but seeing how strong she is about it gives me hope.

Thank you for being my older sister and my role-model. :huggle:
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EiraCandles Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow. I agree with you.
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Imnurhest Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You must be so proud to call her your sister. I would be too <3
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DreamAmongStars Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Of course! <3
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seychellesocean Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
awwwwww sheby thats so sweet!!!!!! and im proud to call you my best friend! :)
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eatspants4fun Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student
that was so beautiful!People who make fun are just pathetic individuals... I wish you and your sister luck as you grow up :)
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DreamAmongStars Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you :hug:
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VampireLoveYou Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
love this piece, beautiful and strong words :heart: amazing
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DreamAmongStars Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks so much <3
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VampireLoveYou Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
your welcome! :hug::heart:
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Clear-Darkness Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
This is just simply beautiful
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:icondreamamongstars:
DreamAmongStars Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you <3
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Clear-Darkness Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
You are very welcome
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Froggygirl101 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I absolutely love this! And I can relate. I have a brother with autism, as well as a bunch of other brain disorders like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. It got so bad that he has to live in a special school an hour away.

When someone tells me that he's weird, or they make fun of him, they're usually kids his age. One time I got so mad, I went and yelled at two boys. They live a few houses down from me, and I still hate them to this day.

It's really great to see how much you love your sister. You really don't see people showing their love to siblings that much anymore.

I wish the best for you and your sister! Keep writing!
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DreamAmongStars Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much for your praise! I'm glad you like it!

Also, I wish you the best for both you and your brother as well <3
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Froggygirl101 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks!
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xenagurl750 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
This is a beautiful poem. Great way to break out the stanzas. I love the quotes and the internal monologue. :love:
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WolfGurl1020 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student Writer
I love this :D I really get what you mean; my sister doesn't have autism... Just.. A little, I dunno. Different. ;) I have people do this to me, too.
You're got a big heart <3 Thanks for sharing!
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DreamAmongStars Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! I'm glad you like it <3
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i-was-someone-once Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
My sister gets this problem all the time, I have aspergers and we come from a very tiny community where I also happen to be the only lesbian in the area, as well as the only depraved artist around that like black apparently. I really value that my little sister stands up for me a lot and she even gets into fights [I tell her it's not worth it, but she says she'd rather defend my honor]. So thanks for this, it's really nice that you shared your story.
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DreamAmongStars Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Sounds your sister and I have a lot in common :D I'm glad you like this <3
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i-was-someone-once Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Indeed you do! I am very happy to like it! Thanks for creating it!
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breezybrutality Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm joining you in the hate of this guy. I'm sure your sister is lovely inside and out :)
We think my little brother may have a high functioning form of autism, which is good and bad for him.
I hope she is forever this strong and you always have hope through this. I'm sure she is very proud to know she has you to count on ♥
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DreamAmongStars Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you and I'm glad you like it <3
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TeamShikaIno Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist
That's beautiful. People who make fun of others are just pathetic. Most of the time, they don't even take the time to see the person for who they are and judge anyways. If anything, your sister is way stronger than they'll ever be if they need to say things like that to feel better about themselves.
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ShuyinTheEnigmatic Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student Writer
Quite a good poem. Sometimes people don't understand what's within and they spend so much time looking on the surface.
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ArtistofPotatos Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student Artist
I wuv it, I feel the same way when people make fun of my little brother.
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DreamAmongStars Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It's weird, though. Even though she's my older sister, I feel like I should protect her.
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ArtistofPotatos Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student Artist
In my family I am the older sister, protecting my little bro!
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