As an English teacher, Jane Broadis has read her fair share of student-penned poetry. However, none had ever inspired her as much as a poem recently written by a student with learning disability dyslexia.
The assignment instructed the class to write a poem that could be read both forwards(from top to bottom) and backwards (from bottom to top). Broadis was so impressed with this particular poem that she shared it online. Take a look:
Image via Jane Broadis/Twitter.
As upsetting as it is to read the poem forwards, the beauty of this ten-year-old child turning the narrative around the way she does is wonderful!
Broadis’ post has garnered over 30,000 retweets and more than 100,000 likes, and the comments that followed are as inspiring as the poem itself, with many people sharing their own stories of showing the world what they’re made of in spite of their disability!
Hopefully these stories teach all of us to be kinder to one another.
Let’s give everyone a chance and try to understand the meaning behind the words we share, rather than judging one another for doing things that may seem strange. Everyone has their own way with words after all.
(On a side note, The Dyslexic Advantage is a fantastic book. If you are interested, give it a read.)
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