Child's poem about Dyslexia brings grown man to tears

Must See 05/03/2019

A poem about dyslexia, written by a 10-year-old, has taken the internet by storm with thousands of people expressing their love for its charming words.

The girl's teacher, Jane Broadis from Hertfordshire, gave her class the task of creating a poem which could also be read backwards, teaching the kids about structure and how their words could have double meanings.

One student submitted a reply that stunned Ms Broadis and prompted her to share it on Twitter.

"Please share I would love her work to be appreciated further afield."

The response was incredible with the post receiving 140,000 likes and 42,000 retweets within 48 hours.

The poem begins from the top with: "I am stupid, nobody would ever say I have a talent for words."

However, if you read from the bottom, it begins with: "I can make it in life, nobody could ever convince me to think that I am a failure."

Users from across the world have commented saying the poem touched them deeply, making one self-confessed "grown man cry", while others related to the experience of having dyslexia.

The full 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

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