Blood versus Water

By | July 4, 2013


It’s a strange existence being a special needs parent blogger, you gain and share empathy and experiences with people you’re never likely to meet, but because they "get" what you’re saying, you share a bond. A bond of wanting and needing acceptance for your child (or children).

You blog, your posts become read, you even get shortlisted for awards, you realise that by sharing your experiences it helps both you and others.

But people closer to home don’t approve and make it clear they don’t. And never will. This is the theme for today’s poem, linking in with @vicwelton at

Blood versus Water

Blood is thicker than water, or so "they say".

I wish one metaphorical wave would take your ignorance away.

You don’t approve of my blog, you got someone to say as much.

It’s a therapeutic release for me, an emotional crutch.

So, your child is "perfect", he’s "one of a kind".

Congratulations, be thankful, now try and accept mine.

Maybe someday you’ll see, just what I’m trying to achieve.

I’ll get awareness widespread for everyone on the spectrum, I know you don’t believe.

Your glares and your silence, it’s all hurtful too.

You just don’t understand, the damage you do.

If "blood is thicker than water", ours must be diluted.

I hope one day you accept and understand my children and those you see as "different", a need for awareness and acceptance is deep-rooted.

Blood versus Water
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The Real Mummy on 4th July 2013 at 6:05 pm.

Very deep Prose4T.. And very glad I got a chance to read it!


Emily Tealady on 5th July 2013 at 10:42 am.

This is so emotional. I think in life, we are never going to everyone to approve of what we do! As long as you are happy, and doing something you want to do, that’s all that matters! To know how much of an affect, and how much of a support, you are to others as well as getting that support back yourself, is a wonderful thing. x


Judith on 6th July 2013 at 12:12 am.

It’s a strange world where virtual friends, far removed, can seem closer than your own family, isn’t it?


Verily Victoria Vocalises on 6th July 2013 at 9:21 am.

It’s so difficult when people don’t understand what an emotional outlet and support blogging is – especially when its your own family. I expect writing this poem helped get some of the feelings out. Thank you for linking to Prose for Thought xx


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