#LoveMadeVisible: My Twin, by Kandice LaShae

A poem dedicated to my twin sister Katrice
She’s a special part of me
So much more than my better half
We look the same
But we’re very different
Let me take a minute to explain
People call me “the normal twin”
But they don’t even know
To be honest
I’m not normal at all
I’m quite peculiar, say it isn’t so!
She’s bold, fierce, and sassy
Funny, smart, and pretty
As for me
I’m quiet and meek
I wish to be her, what a pity!
What you see seems weird and strange
My twin, see she’s like a prism
Let me shine my light on her
You see, my twin has Autism

About Kandice: I’m a married mother of two daughters, and two rabbits. I have a twin sister who has autism. I write poetry, and I’m waiting for my children’s book to get accepted by a publisher. When I’m not teaching preschoolers, or writing, I’m usually reading and spending quality time with my family. Follow Kandice on Facebook!
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4 Responses to #LoveMadeVisible: My Twin, by Kandice LaShae

  1. Joanne Roberts says:

    This is wonderful. So thankful we continue to hear the underrepresented voice of autism in kidlit. Thanks!

  2. Helen Kitrosser says:

    Kandice, you have written a lovely and moving poem that shows the love you have for your sister.

  3. Chrissa Pedersen says:

    Beautiful expression of love.

  4. Kristen C.S. says:

    I love how you saved the Autism reveal to the end, emphasizing everything lovely and wonderful about your sister–everything she truly is despite the label. =)

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