Dyslexia, Poem gone viral

Medical news describes dyslexia is a condition that makes it hard to learn to read and learn. It happens when there is a problem with the way the brain processes graphic symbols.

Dyslexia can be a frustrating and self-esteem diminishing condition for those who live with it – especially when it hasn’t been diagnosed.

One 10-year-old girl has managed to sum up the misconceptions surrounding those with dyslexia, as well as the truth, in a powerful and “brilliant” poem.

UK grade six teacher Jane Broadis shared the poem her student wrote, titled ‘Dyslexia’, on Twitter, where it was liked and retweeted by tens of thousands of people. Jane Broadis was “stunned” by the 10-year-old’s clever way of presenting two perspectives.

The poem is a palindrome, which means that it can be read forward or backwards, line by line.


I am stupid

No one would ever say

I have a talent for words

I was meant to be great

That is wrong

I am a failure

No one would ever convince me

I can make it in life.


The first is a negative view many people living with dyslexia will relate to having held at one time or another. And then, read backwards, it offers a mantra of self-belief.

Origin : https://www.msn.com/en-za


Some help :

How to identify dyslexia

Dyslexia can be conquered….

Dyslexic successful people…

How to teach dyslexic kids.

Common characteristics of adult dyslexia





100 thoughts on “Dyslexia, Poem gone viral

  1. Pingback: Thank you, friends and fellow bloggers. – Little Banyan Tree

    • Ah Deepti, I’m so touched, thank you for the kind words…. Especially today when life’s circumstances have been less than kind. I send a big hug and know that your success will be ongoing and rewarding. 🌺🌻🤗😘


  2. This is a stunning poem. Even without dyslexia it is advanced for a ten year old.
    Then again, dyslexia does not mean you have learning difficulties, only difficulties with graphic symbols which in effect
    letters are. Hope she is writing more poetry.


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