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Sunday, January 13, 2008

I'm Somebody

Emily Dickinson wrote:
I'm Nobody! Who Are You?

I'm nobody! Who are you?
Are you nobody, too?
Then there's a pair of us - don't tell!
They'd banish us, you know!

How dreary to be somebody!
How public like a frog
To tell one's name the livelong day
To an admiring bog!


MY REPLY WHEN I WAS 15:
I’M SOMEBODY
[A REPLY TO EMILY DICKINSON'S “I'M NOBODY”]

I’M SOMEBODY! YOU KNOW IT’S TRUE.
AREN’T YOU - SOMEBODY - TOO?
I HOPE WE CAN BE A PAIR!
SO THERE! IT’S LESS LONELY - YOU KNOW!

HOW DREARY - TO BE - NOBODY!
HOW LONESOME - LIKE THE MIST -
TO SHOUT YOUR NAME - IN EMPTINESS -
TO PROVE THAT YOU EXIST!

SHARISA JOY
4-24-94

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Sharisa's Joyous Resolution


Sharisa's Joyous Resolution

When the tears and anger choose to subside
And make way for the joy that hides inside
I can face the world in a brand new way
Knowing each new day is a better day
And my New Year's Wish and Resolution
Is a mind and body free from pollution
Of anger, sadness, and isolation
That lead to feelings of desolation
And desperation and depression
That prevents any chance of a smooth progression
Into a future where I'll feel free
To become all that I am meant to be.

Sharisa Joy 12/31/07

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Happy Life and Love to All

I firmly believe {personally} that the holidays we "celebrate" are, on the whole, too commercialized - what we need to truly celebrate is life itself and of its diversity... challenges are not obstacles unless one allows them to be and accepts them as such - and even if most of my life has far too often felt like an "obstacle course", I am glad to have risen to the challenges, leaped the barriers, climbed the walls, walked the tightropes, conquered the chasms, and learned to embrace my autism and its gifts... so I wish you all a Happy, Healthy New Year, Life, Love, Self-acceptance, and Gifts that have meaning far beyond the commercial!

Sharisa Joy

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Revision 1

The journey to light

Is tough and long,

But it helps if I fill

The darkness with song.


My heart fills with feelings,

My mind with emotions

That often are

Much deeper than oceans.


Poetry is a way for me

To set ideas and emotions free.

And show the world that I can be

More than what they think they see


So give me a new body and brain

When days just feel like endless rain

And take away the tears and pain

That threaten to drive me insane.

Poetry In Progress

The journey to light is tough and long,
But it helps if you fill the darkness with song.

My heart fills with feelings,
My mind with emotions
That often are
Much deeper than oceans.

Poetry is a way for me
To set ideas and emotions free.

Give me a new body and brain
When days just feel like endless rain
And take away the tears and pain
That threaten to drive me insane.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Another Snowy Day in Colorado

Amazing - 2 weeks, no rage attacks! Increase in one med is helping, decrease in others is also helping. Sleep is unpredictable, so is wake-up time, but mind is relaxed, mood is cheerful but not hyper, smile is present most of the time and I have energy while awake... thoughts are clearer, movement easier, tremors lighter, tics lesser. All-in-all, this is the best I have felt in a while and especially at this time of year!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Autism

A mystery - a dilemma - a puzzle - an enigma - a conundrum - a curse
- a gift - a "disease" in need of a "cure" - CURE HAM, TREAT PEOPLE!
I do NOT have a DISEASE - I have DIS-abilities as well as ABILITIES
that cause UNEASE - generally to others! Please feel free to discuss,
challenge, comment, prognosticate, pontificate, define, etc.

Sharisa Joy Kochmeister, President of AUTCOM, but first and FOREMOST
and ALWAYS a HUMAN BEING with HUMAN NEEDS, EMOTIONS, DESIRES and
FRUSTRATIONS!