Take My Hand

 

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.

Every day 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!!!!

 

~~Andrea Chesterman-Smith


Coco Stanback
Heart 4 Kids Coaching
145 West Main Street
Suite 230
Tustin, California 92780
United States of America