Take My Hand - a Poem About Having ADHD
A DH D
Take my hand and come with me,
I want to teach you about ADHD.
I need you to know, I want to explain, I have a very different brain. Sights, sounds, and thoughts collide. What to do first? I can’t decide. Please understand I’m not to blame, I just can’t process things the same.
Take my hand and walk with me,
Let me show you about ADHD.
I try to behave, I want to be good,
But I sometimes forget to do as I should. Walk with me and wear my shoes,
You’ll see its not the way I’d choose.
I do know what I’m supposed to do,
But my brain is slow getting the message through.
Take my hand and talk with me,
I want to tell you about ADHD.
I rarely think before I talk,
I often run when I should walk.
It’s hard to get my school work done,
My thoughts are outside having fun.
I never know just where to start,
I think with my feelings and see with my heart.
Take my hand and stand by me,
I need you to know about ADHD.
It’s hard to explain but I want you to know, I can’t help letting my feelings show. Sometimes I’m angry, jealous, or sad.
I feel overwhelmed, frustrated, and mad. I can’t concentrate and I lose all my stuff. I try really hard but it’s never enough.
Take my hand and learn with me, We need to know more about ADHD.
I worry a lot about getting things wrong, Everything I do takes twice as long. Everyday is exhausting for me… Looking through the fog of ADHD. I’m often so misunderstood,
I would change in a heartbeat if I could.
Take my hand and listen to me,
I want to share a secret about ADHD.
I want you to know there is more to me. I’m not defined by it, you see.
I’m sensitive, kind and lots of fun. I’m blamed for things I haven’t done. I’m the loyalist friend you’ll ever know, I just need a chance to let it show.
Take my hand and look at me,
Just forget about the ADHD.
I have real feelings just like you.
The love in my heart is just as true.
I may have a brain that can never rest, But please understand I’m trying my best. I want you to know, I need you to see, I’m more than the label, I am still me!!!!