Crowds All Around Me Poem

Crowds all around me

Crowds getting bigger, closing all around
Bumping into me, feel like I am bound
People everywhere, trying hard to breath
Trying to escape, wish that I could leave
I start to panic, forcing my way through
Where are you baby, looking round for you
There near in the crowd, you look so alone
Bang comes from the road, a firework thrown
Moving down the streets, pushing through the crowd
Flashes from the sky, that was really loud
Someone kicks my leg, nearly makes me fall
Hit them with my crutch, rude words I do call
They spin round and kick, that one really hard
I go to grab him, I will mark his card
Voice from behind me, "He is autistic"
Lad turns round in tears, god I feel so thick
I was just trying, to defend myself
I am not nasty, work in mental health
I feel so sorry, I was in such pain
Crowds all around me, messing with my brain
Dean Thorpe
Pretty fireworks over Hastings Beach

About This Poem

This poems is based on what happened to me in the Battle Bonfire Night Fireworks celebrations at Battle in East Sussex. The crowds were really bad and I did react badly when kicked, he nearly knocked my crutches away when he did it. Somebody in the crowd asked what was going on and I heard the reply "A disabled person is fighting an autistic person", sounds like something out of South Park! I really do not cope well with crowds and there was thousands of people in a confined space like Battle high street. Its a shame as the Fireworks and Parade were really good. We did not watch the main Firework display round behind Battle Abbey, just the Bonfire etc. on Abbey green.

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