Do you think I’m a poet?
by Lisa Lock
Do you think I’m a poet, or just a blabbering fool?
It’s amazing how poetry helps focus, I find it a really good tool
For helping me slow down my thinking, and explaining the times that have gone
It changes wrong paths I am walking, and pushing this girl to move on
Do you think I’m a poet? It’s funny…. and I will tell why!
I haven’t got a clue about literacy rules, but I give them a bloody good try
In English I have this big problem, dyslexia is what it is called
But because my brain is so abstract, I think I have most people fooled
At school when they taught the kids English, I was sat in the Special Ed Class
And at break times the kids were not friendly, they made me feel I was the trash
While they were learning metaphors, alliteration and similes
I was sat in a one to one still learning my ABC’s
You know there is method in madness, because I have continued learning
Those kids who all pointed and teased me, so “normal” and now so “BORING!”
By embracing my thoughts and uniqueness, a gift I so gratefully receive
Oh….and if you think I’m a poet, please comment it helps me believe.