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Katie Fiorella
Katie is a 20 year old young adult woman with autism who uses her writing as an outlet to let out her feelings and inspirations.

Katie enjoys writing short stories and poems. Katie said she was inspired to start writing when she was 11 years old while reading the Goosebumps series. Katie’s poems are about world issues, animal and human right issues, and about her own experiences. She faced some challenges while in high school and writing was cathartic for her. Katie says her short stories tend to be more dark and emotional. She likes to write about mature subject matter.

Katie’s others interest include gardening, baking, cooking, painting, animals, and nature.

Katie is in the Pathways to Employment program through Autism Services where she is participating in volunteer opportunities to ultimately find employment. Katie is also in the Supplemental Day Habilitation program where she participates in music and art activities.

Katie says that even though she has autism, she
feels like she is able to be empathetic and that is
why she likes to write stories about
people that face challenges.

She was told she couldn’t soar, Then tell me why… When you look at the bright blue sky… You can see her fly.

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Good Child, Blind Child

Good child, good child,
Let me see…
As you pledge your loyalty to me.
We are good and they are bad.
They should really make you sad.

Good child, good child,
Don’t you listen…
To the lies they will tell you.
We are not evil.
We are not bad.
They should really make you mad.

Good child, good child,
Don’t you fret.
We’ll protect you.
Don’t listen to your growling tummy.
The love we give is perfect…
Never doubt us like the good child you are.

Bad child, bad child!
We said don’t worry.
Don’t you end up like Murphy.
He was bad.
We had to lock him away.
Don’t make us mad.
Don’t question our ways.

Blind child, blind child,
Can’t you see?
Things are not what they seem.
They don’t care about you.
They don’t care about me.
They care about power…
And rolls of green
They hide their lies behind blinding colors.

Blind child, blind child,
Can’t you see…
That we all are being deceived?

Beautiful Mountain

O’ beautiful mountain,
I can finally see you.
And I am left in awe.

I yearn to climb to your stunning peak,
I yearn to see all your sights.

O’ unexplored mountain,
So foreign and stunning.
I begin my journey now.

I don’t when I’ll conquer you,
But I will never give up…
Until your stunning peak bears my flag.

O’ rocky mountain,
I can finally see you.
And I tremble in your presence.

Your ground is uncharted,
Your weather’s unpredictable.
And I feel so unprepared.

O’ beautiful mountain,
I may be scared and unprepared.

But one day you will bear my flag,
No matter how long it takes.

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Please check this page often as we will be updating it with more of Katie’s poems.
Past Poems:
Freedom to Worship
Learning to Fly
A Blind Man’s Meal
Born with Fire

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