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I Will Ingest the Milkweed.....

Monarch butterflys favorite food….
Give me a handful……

Maybe then,
I can be released from this hell.

May 22, 2011.

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I Will Ingest the Milkweed..... by 

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My son who has Aspergers Syndrome,
got very upset this afternoon.
He was turning red in the face and crying…
then he yelled in a very quiet voice :
“I’m going outside to eat the Milkweed !!”
Asperger’s Syndrome:
is an autism spectrum disorder that is characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction, along with restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests.
Some researchers and people with Asperger’s have advocated a shift in attitudes toward the view that it is a difference, rather than a disability that must be treated or cured.
Is Milkweed poisonous for humans to eat? :
Tall stems that ooze milky sap produce pods containing silky, hair-encased seeds. Prevalent throughout North America in dry, waste areas and along roadsides, milkweed causes staggering, rapid and weak pulse, coma and death within hours of ingestion. Sedatives, laxatives and intravenous fluids might ease symptoms.


  • Catherine  Howell
    Catherine Howellover 3 years ago

    Oh Laura!!!! Bless him, and you also…I hope things get better for you, this evening.

  • Thank you, my friend xx
    I have to be strong, for my family…….. even if I feel like I am falling to pieces.
    I have my game face on :))xxxx

    – LauraBroussard

  • raymondoantonio
    raymondoantonioover 3 years ago


  • oscarelizondo
    oscarelizondoover 3 years ago

    You are a strong and beautiful mother, thank you for sharing this events and thoughts. I as a teacher have seen many children with this autism. A girl’s father introuduce me to her again after so many years after being in my sixth grade class. She always wanted to stay with me, well, she graduated and is attending college, yes, and I talked to her for a while and is a beautiful young lady now. Never give up hope, bless you for being strong and there for your child too, prayers to both of you, take good care.

  • lisameryl
    lisamerylover 3 years ago

    Laura, this is an amazing story and verse. Many good thoughts and blessings from me to you. I know several individuals who live with Apergers Syndrome. I have hope and faith that things will in due time get better. You’re in my prayers. You did great by posting this out there to make others understand and be more aware of Aspergers Syndrome. Peace and love be with you and your family always, Lisa =)XO

  • artwin1
    artwin1over 3 years ago

    and most of all,
    will hopefully get you through the roughest of times,
    cuz between all that there is LIFE!!!!!!! and joy
    even in the simplest of things and fleeting of moments.

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindover 3 years ago

    and yet he is a precious angel to you at the same time. I have a friend who’s son is autistic. it is testing, difficult and you cannot take it while still, he is your love. a powerful poem…we do reach our edges dear Laura. thinking of you and sending love. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

  • SimplyRed
    SimplyRedover 3 years ago

    much love and huge hugs xxxxxxxxxxxx

  • OH WOW !!!!
    Red, you just made my day !!!!!!
    Thank you, sweetheart xxxxxx

    – LauraBroussard

  • BabyM2
    BabyM2over 3 years ago

    Stay strong the good times will outway the bad times.. powerful write..

  • RosaCobos
    RosaCobosover 3 years ago

    Lying there the promise of re-birthing.
    If I eat your wings…I will fly away my silences.
    Stirring my emotions, without anyone to see it.
    There..there….changes that make no sound.
    There….there…tears that cannot flow.
    Rosa (wonderful moment of intense poetry Laura…I agree that no one really can know what is sane or insane, as soon as we keep on looking at insanity with our shortsightness and lack of “imagination”)

  • Sprezzatura
    Sprezzaturaover 3 years ago

    Very powerful, Laura. Differences and with difficulties, but different is always beautiful as are imperfections. The moment we put anybody or anything in a box we have lost the meaning of life.
    “Yet, taught by time, my heart has learned to glow for other’s good, and melt at other’s woe.” – Homer
    My thoughts are with you, and your family, Laura:) Cat

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