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No Drinking in Utero-NO FASD

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By the worlds standards, my son is grown up.

He’s an adult, but his life was messed up.

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It all began when his birth mom, didn’t know

that alcohol in pregnancy, could damage him so.

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Now he can’t understand, what is so wrong

He wants to feel like an adult. just to belong

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He can’t manage time, money or bills

He can’t remember daily, to take his pills.

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He does not know how to listen, or hear

what could help him each day, for he has no fear

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of the dangers that lie just waiting for him

to reach out and grab him and take him in.

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Risk taking is regular, in his life

and he loves to argue, his point in strife

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As his adopted mom, we chose him

what the future held for us, was very dim.

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We didn’t realize at the time, that our son

would have problems in life, that could not be undone.

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Now we grieve, what he cannot be

because our son has FASD.

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What is that? Would you like to know?

How did alcohol, damage him so?

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Well you see, little babies cannot drink

intoxication for them is the very link

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It pickles their tiny, wee little brains

and causes cells to die, growth looses gains

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Each time it happens, the brain shrinks down

and looses impulses, that carry messages around

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Soon the routes for thoughts do not work right

this poor child’s life, becomes a great fight

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Many say, he’s so bad and not right

they think he is angry and not very bright.

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If he only would listen and learn what to do

All would be well, yes we will fix you.

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Not going to happen with this child you see.

His brain is damaged, He has FASD.

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So life goes on for my son each day.

He tries to do right, but there seems no way.

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He cannot connect, what he needs to grow

He will always be lagging, and struggling so.

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Managing a job, is a task he can’t do

He needs an aid in life, someone just to,

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Keep him on, the right path each day

An overwhelming task, I just want to say.

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My child needs help, for his life to be

safe from bad choices, that he doesn’t see

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Can put him in danger, jail, or the grave.

He does not realize, how to behave.

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I want to tell you, that this is not right.

If you will just listen, please open your sight.

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This can all be prevented, if you will see.

No drinking in utero, No FASD.

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By Terry Quinn  http://www.parentingfasdkids.com

kidznlildogz@aol.com

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