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DYSLEXIA  [message #72522] Wed, 08 February 2017 04:31 Go to next message
Jackboy is currently offline  Jackboy   United Kingdom

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DYSLEXIA.

VERSE 1
There's something deep inside my head,
My parents didn't know.
It makes us mix the words around, but we'll have another go.
But when we've tried a dozen times our concentration goes,
And then our fantasies arrive, to take us no-one knows.

CHORUS.
Dyslexia, Dyslexia, that's how the story goes.
Dyslexia, Dyslexia, not everybody knows.
It makes the letters dance around, the books and on the paper;
But though they call us special kids, it don't do any favours.

VERSE 2.
The problem's always been with me, as far back as I know;
It takes my childhood fantasies, and makes the colours flow.
When normal class work gets too much, the letters start to move,
They get reversed and upside down, no rubber can remove.

CHORUS.
Dyslexia, Dyslexia, that's how the story goes.
Dyslexia, Dyslexia, not everybody knows.
It makes the letters dance around, the books and on the paper;
But though they call us special kids, it don't do any favours.

VERSE 3.
And though it seems I'm all alone, with this very old condition.
There's plenty more in history please hear my own rendition.
There's Disney and da Vinci, and Albert Einstein too,
So I guess I'm not so special, if I'm on that list with you.

CHORUS.
Dyslexia, Dyslexia, that's how the story goes.
Dyslexia, Dyslexia, not everybody knows.
It makes the letters dance around, the books and on the paper;
But though they call us special kids, it don't do any favours.
By Jack D. Harrison.
Re: DYSLEXIA  [message #72537 is a reply to message #72522] Fri, 10 February 2017 15:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bisexual_Guy is currently offline  Bisexual_Guy   United States

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This spoke to me, even though I have a quite mild case of dyslexia.  At times when reading aloud in class the teacher or other students would correct me or laugh at some of the words I "read."  

For the most part, I have overcome this, but sometimes it still rears its proverbial head, and I have to study something to see what is really there....
Re: DYSLEXIA  [message #72538 is a reply to message #72537] Fri, 10 February 2017 16:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jackboy is currently offline  Jackboy   United Kingdom

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Hi Bisexual Guy and thank you. I'm honored to know that you it reached you.

Someone very close to me was not diagnosed until into his Secondary school life. Before that he was considered stupid. The ultimate crime of lazy teachers.
How many bois were caned and otherwise punished and their boyhood spoilt does not bear thinking about - and I don't want to.

But for anyone affected or interested in Dyslexia in any of its forms, I would ask that you watch the movie below-
Shine Like A Star. (Link below).

The movie has a rather long opening, but PLEASE persevere with it. I promise you won't be disappointed well before the end. (Or dry eyed).

Thanks again Bi-sexual Guy.
Jack.
;o)
icon7.gif Re: DYSLEXIA  [message #72539 is a reply to message #72538] Fri, 10 February 2017 17:01 Go to previous message
Jackboy is currently offline  Jackboy   United Kingdom

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PS I forgot to say watch out especially for 33.30-ish. hehehe
Now WHAT can Jack mean by that hint? (Answers on a postcard please to Blue Peter address).
Jack
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