A ten-year-old child, suffering from Dyslexia recently won hearts by writing a poem that inspired many.
Shared by a teacher in England, the letter made rounds when she took to Twitter to praise the ten-year-old child.
Very creatively and smartly put, the poem can be read both ways, and by that we mean, from the top as well as the bottom. But it’s in the meaning where the stark contrast is evident.
Opening with demotivated words of a child, who feels helpless about being “stupid” and someone who doesn’t have a way with words, the poem transforms to a highly inspiring one once read the other way round.
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
It’s high time the stigma that surrounds dyslexia is challenged. And reading such heartwarming poems leads us to believe that there is indeed hope in the world.
Twitter has appluaded both, the child and the teacher who shared this precious piece.
Wonderful! I was called stupid by my year 6 teacher. 3 years later diagnosed with Dyslexia.— John Hendrick (@John84Hendrick) February 27, 2019
We just see things others can not.
I am dyslexic, I learn differently, I find some of the things my brain comes up with hilarious. This young students poem is wonderful. Well done. Dyslexia doesn’t stop you doing anything. You just have to find a way around the obsticle. Side step it.— Jen (@jennywhitwot) February 27, 2019
love it! i was confused for a moment after reading it backwards word for word not line by line pic.twitter.com/M9jElck4PQ— josephine🌞 (@jolovescurls) February 27, 2019
The Twitter story used the wrong term.— Leigh Goodwin (@Ms_Wombat) February 28, 2019
This poem is not a palindrome.
It's a reverse poem: meant to be read top to bottom to express one thought, and then bottom to top (line by line) to express the opposite thought.
Smart kid. 💜💙💚💛🧡😎 pic.twitter.com/NTGPSbACYH
Thanks. My second grade teacher threw a paper in my face and asked if I was stupid. My parents got me dyslexia training through the Shriners. Result: 2 college degrees and a 40 year career as a journalist/writer.— rgratcliffe (@rgratcliffe) February 27, 2019
That is, by far, the best thing I have read today.— Grahame Baker (@cyclinglecturer) February 27, 2019
As the mother of a dyslexic son, this speaks volumes to me. Just beautiful x— Tracy B (@mrsb2205) February 27, 2019
What great work! Well done. When you are a famous author, you can look back on this day. (and well done Ms Broadis for taking the time to share)— Natasha Haberdasher (@MsNatashaPage) February 27, 2019
We absolutely loved reading this genius piece.