School is already tough, but it’s made increasingly more difficult for those students who struggle with learning disabilities like dyslexia. Words get all jumbled in the wrong order and it can be incredibly frustrating especially at a young age.
However, one 10-year-old student in the UK is raising awareness for people with dyslexia through a moving poem that can be read forwards and backward.
Jane Broadis is a year 6 teacher at Christ Church Chorleywood C of E School in Watford, United Kingdom.
Recently, Jane asked her students to work on poems that could be read forwards and backward.
And one student, in particular, stunned Jane with this original piece on dyslexia.
The poem reads:
I am stupid.
Nobody would ever say
I have a talent for words
I was meant to be great.
That is wrong
I am a failure.
Nobody could ever convince me to think that
I can make it in life.
The teacher was so blown away that she shared the poem on Twitter in hopes of getting her pupil published.
Today in Y6 we looked at poems that could be read forwards & backwards. I was stunned by this one written by one of my 10 year olds. Please share – I would love her work to be appreciated further afield. I wonder if it could even find a publisher? pic.twitter.com/tmEQpiRrhq
— Jane Broadis (@Jb5Jane) February 27, 2019
And people were deeply moved by the writer’s words.
Many could even relate to struggling with dyslexia.
And one commenter even wanted to include the poem in a book.
h/t Bored Panda