Old Thoughts for a Modern Age

More Poems from an Autistic Poet, Now with multiple sclerosis

by Joy Olree



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/14/2014

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 326
ISBN : 9781458217370
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 326
ISBN : 9781458217363

About the Book

Life is complicated and unpredictable, I have Asperger’s and MS, but I refuse to believe I was born just to live a while then die. I am not the result of a Big Bang, nor did I come from a monkey. I believe, God, created the universe and everything in it, then he created Adam and Eve who were fruitful and multiplied until, well here I am. My new book of poems is the result of my reading and studying the Bible and my personal opinions of human life based on how humans act you don’t have to agree with me, you have freewill just like me.

Deeply Odd,

Assuredly Strange

Guess imbecile suits me fine.

I am deeply odd, assuredly


Rebellion not, surrendered

and muted of course.

Hey listen up, what do you

want from

an autistic poet with MS?

That’s not enough?

Well kiss my grits.

Bye, I hate grits.

Ok so I save a few lives,


Eat Jello, Eggos and applesauce,

Woo woo breakfast is served.

I’m still deeply odd, assuredly strange.


See Joy

See Joy walk, see joy fall,

see Joy blow her whistle.

See help come. See ching,


Nothing is faster than the

speed of light except

money and it comes and

goes so fast, you never

really see it but you know

it’s there by the stack of bill

on the coffee table.

About the Author

Joy Olree is a poet and she paints with toothpicks. She is married with three children and eight grandchildren. She has Asperger’s Syndrome and Multiple Sclerosis. She is a Christian.