Susan's Blog

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Something highly unusual for my family has just happened, and I want to share it:  I was just given exclusive rights to publish my son Ben’s poem.  He is 12.  He is not on the autistic spectrum, but is solidly on the artistic spectrum!  Enjoy!

By Benjamin Batchelder

Let’s take a walk
My little friends
‘Tween the curly trees
Down the path that bends

Come along, keep up
For these woods be strange
You will get lost
And there you will change

Locked in the forest
Forever and ever
You will wander and trip
‘Till you pass to the Nether

Your soul will wither
Your limbs will grow slender
Best catch up quickly
I hear souls are quite tender…

The Demons of Wood
They scream and they hate
You’ve got one chance
To be free of this fate

Oh no, it appears
Your time may be up
The Demons of Wood
It is now that they sup.

In short, you are hopeless.
Hopeless as dust.
So keep up with me,
You must…
You must…

copyright, 2011, Fraxinus Redlektab, and Susan Senator


Wow, very impressive, Ben, and thanks for sharing 🙂 What a talented family you have, Susan!

— added by Anjanette on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 3:43 pm


— added by Ed P. on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 5:33 pm

Wow, clearly the apple did not fall from from the proverbial tree! Great job, Ben!

— added by kim mccafferty on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 11:07 am

Looks like someone takes after their mother, I am impressed with both of you!

— added by Diana on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

— added by Eileen from Florida on Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 8:36 pm


— added by Susan on Friday, March 4, 2011 at 7:01 am

bravo, just wonderful. please pass the applause to your son!

— added by kathleen on Friday, March 4, 2011 at 8:09 pm

Beautiful – very talented 🙂

— added by Casdok on Monday, March 7, 2011 at 4:44 pm

Haunting… I love it!

— added by Juniper on Monday, March 7, 2011 at 7:39 pm