Step into the mind as a young man that spent my life proving the experts wrong. From my very difficult birth, through growing up as a special needs child, I was diagnosed with Aphasic, Autism and Dyslexic at 3 years of age. Not being able to speak until the age of 6 years because my speech center had been damaged from birth, I have defied every rule or guideline that said I would never be "normal." At the age of 19 yrs, I finally was able to express all that had been bottled up in my mind and heart.
This first collection of my poetry is divided into themes and ranges from lighthearted through gut-wrenching thoughts and feelings that sometimes overwhelmed me. I want to share my poetry with the world. For those that little is expected of, I show that I expected a lot of myself and set about to prove my worth. This is a great book for those of you that are looking for inspiration; be it for yourself or someone else. To some, my struggles with life and love will strike a like cord within themselves. For those "looking for love", travel with me on my journey. From the lighthearted "A TREE, That May Be Me????" to the sweet and loving tribute to my grandmother, "She Loved Her 3 Girls". I invite you to peruse the many colors of my mind. Some of my poetry may shock or disturb, but know that it speaks of my hopes, fears, despair and love at that moment of its birth through my pen
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A look into S. Gary Sutherland's early History...
I was born in Loma Linda, California on Oct. 1, 1969 to Linda and Steve Sutherland. A good looking baby, I must say. I did not speak for the first 6 years of my life and that made it hard to tell people what I wanted and needed. This was because some of my brain was damaged when I was born. The Experts stated at the time to my parents that I would never progress beyond a "vegetable." I guess I must be a "brussells sprout," but now I am very articulate.
I started to do magic to help my hand-eye coordination and to learn how to follow directions, since I was dyslexic. I was just four years old. Then I also started taking dance classes at a very young age, to help me learn how to walk and move on and off stage. Since 1973, I have been on stage performing all around Los Angeles and the United States as well as on many different TV shows as a magician, actor, singer and dancer. After I graduated, I attended Landmark College in Putney, Vermont.
Now today, I'm a lighting programmer | designer | operator | director. It makes me happy that I can write poetry and share it.