My brain is clever, smart, and wise,
But it scrambles words;
Thoughts elude the memory bank.
My demise, the eyes,
So weak and slow,
Delude the mind.
Letters dance a charming
Gait across the page and preclude
The sweet accord,
Thus alarming the senses.
Source of Inspiration for Dyslexia
“Dyslexia” may be a strange poem for a book entitled “Labours of Love”. However, this malady, which I was diagnosed with as a senior in college, turns normal tasks into labours of love. What a relief it was to learn there was a reason why I many times did not perform to the level of my classmates when I knew I was just as capable. I never allowed my dyslexic son to use dyslexia as an excuse not to perform to the best of one’s ability. It might be a daunting task, but the end results are worth the effort. Therefore, I dedicate this to my son, Heath, a dyslexic who graduated with a PhD in Psychology and an MBA, and is head of the Primary Care Unit in a VA hospital in Florida. His achievements have been a great source of pride and inspiration to me. We can do it, huh, Kid!
Dyslexia was published in Labours of Love, Noble House, London, 2005.