We conspire against the odds
our brains re-wired
we are the problem kids
the retards, and the lazy ones, the misfits
Where it is our problem that teachers
look over their perfect class
to find less than included children at the back of educations ass
We are the dyslexics, and the kids with ADHD
And all the other issues that aren’t addressed
that is; WE.
But if you find beneath our perceived looks
are the geniuses, the minds that will carry the world with the books and ideas that we ponder.
The ones you wish you could be when you are older.
But our road is filled with potholes of missing understanding or fear
that being not normal is something that schools don’t want near.
So rise up, shout, speak up against your foes – to all who wish to place you with labels
You are the new beginning, so create what you know you can
you are not retards – but people misplaced in a messed up world.
- Danielle Parrish (c)
(A.N – I wrote this because I am one of the people who are enabled in a different way – I have dyslexia and dyscalculia – so i know well the struggle of education for a changed mind)