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Reverse Poetry by a 10-Year-Old Kid!

Jane Broadis, an English school teacher from England, shared her student’s poem on Twitter which became very famous. This powerful poem by her 10-year-old student is about a learning disorder called Dyslexia.

Dyslexia is a common disability that makes it difficult to process languages. It can cause problems with reading, writing and spelling. It does not affect intelligence, however.

The poem has been written as a reverse poem, which can be read in two ways – from top to bottom and bottom to top. Both ways of reading convey entirely different messages. The poem goes –

“I am stupid.

Nobody would ever say

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.”

Reading from top to bottom shows the low confidence of a dyslexic child. But when we read line by line in reverse order, the message changes completely (try reading it in reverse now!). The new message shows determination and a ray of hope.

“I can make it in life.

Nobody could ever convince me to think that

I am a failure.

That is wrong.

I was meant to be great

Nobody would ever say

I am stupid.”

Indeed, our confidence comes from us. We should never give the power to others to convince us to think that we are a failure.

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