Nothing But a Miracle

Nothing But a Miracle

Nothing But a Miracle

To me it is easy to answer the question 

“Is there anything called a miracle?”

Life of a living being is a miracle

Love in unconditional forms is a miracle

Pinnacle of unified singing is a miracle

Rising and setting of the sun is a miracle

The vastness of an ocean is a miracle

Wild life that stuns us is a miracle

Nature that is bountiful is a miracle 

Mother’s instinct that protects us is a miracle

Richness of musical notes is a miracle

Life of a nonspeaker in this planet is a miracle

Courage of a refugee in a new land is a miracle

Oneness of human consciousness is a miracle

Justice in the making for my tribe is a miracle

As to me everything is nothing but a miracle.

Swarit Gopalan

About the Author

I am an 11-yr old autistic, nonspeaker that uses letterboard to spell/keyboard to type to communicate.I live with my family in Florida and go to Invictus Academy for school. 
I find a lot of solace in expressing myself through poetry. Music and nature also help me stay in the present, there is nothing better for me than to have my movement create a symphony with nature and to truly enjoy the sights and sounds. Living in harmony with nature is my life’s mission.
Right from the time of diagnosis, we are only told about all things we cannot or will not be able to do. Along with the check that is written to the doctor for the diagnosis, it often feels like our agency is written off too, especially without a reliable communication mechanism.  
Time to change the paradigm with more non speaker voices. It has always been a dream to share my thoughts and perspectives with the world so that I can be one of the catalysts to creating a better understanding of non speakers in general. 
My hope is that my words will help change the world from sympathy and pity for those like me to one of deeper understanding of our lives and allyship to ensure our rights.

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