ADHD- Only the Strong and the Medicated will survive- all others need not apply.
I have ADHD and my Skater-Boy does as well. Usually I embrace this disorder with open arms, but lately I would like to throw it out the window and straight into the pits of Hell. It is hard enough to manage it as an adult, so you can imagine how hard it is to educate a 10 year old child on the subject as well as all the adults in his life. Below is just me ‘venting’ about the trials/ignorances/ and mindsets of those both diagnosed with the disorder , as well as those living with the Disorder-ees.
We are not like the rest,
Yet we desire to do our best.
Not meaning to disappoint or anger,
We want you to love and accept her,
Right where she is at,
But not because of obedience, no, not that.
My brain chemistry is very different,
My Dopamine non-existent.
Please, it’s not our fault,
and it often sends us into a downward catapult.
Is there a Monster under his bed?
No, but there is one is his head,
Telling him he is stupid and bad,
and that he is nothing but a Discipline case to his Dad.
We want to BE like everyone else,
Honest, it’s true.
To be told we are accepted and not a nuisance to you,
And to finish our work or not lose our cool,
But your expectation of perfection?
Well, it is that of a fool.
We need your help to fight the Demons,
both Sub-Conscience and Real,
Yet you throw your hands up and defiantly refuse to deal.
We know what we ‘SHOULD’ do,
The ignorant tell us everyday,
But I beg you to understand,
We do it all very differently, in every single way.
Ours ways are not your ways,
And yours will never be mine.
But we won’t be who YOU need us to be,
Not in any amount of time.
Our souls in constant torment,
We want to make you happy,
Yet God made us this way,
And your arrogance is crappy.
It’s ADHD and only the strong will survive,
It’s NOT because we’re lazy or dreadfully Un-Alive.
Un-Education is your worst enemy,
and will only cause more strife.
I suggest you learn more about us,
So you can have your Utopian life.
God gave this to us,
Who am I to wish for different?
Yet still I ask for more compassion,
In EVERY shape, form and fashion.
Punish us if that makes you feel better,
But I beg you to see,
This human before you,
Is desperately fighting to be free.
I cannot make it go away,
But for you we will foolishly try,
And cause more and more anxiety,
Until all we can say is GoodBye.
If you or someone you love has ADHD, remember one thing- it is a disorder of the brain and cannot be disciplined away, no matter how hard you try.