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A little less than average

My child
He isn’t retarded
He isn’t dyslexic
He isn’t a slow learner
He has no ADHD
No labels
For him
———
He is good at math
When I teach him
But in his exams 
he makes mistakes
He’s spelling are 
Not bad
When he spells them
For me
———-
But when written
Many of them
Incorrect
He does mix
His B’s and D’s
Shouldn’t happen 
Beyond six
But
He is 
Past eight
———–
His handwriting 
Is really bad
He writes 
Too fast
———–
His grip is wrong 
His paragraph writing
And essays
Humorous
But way
Off the mark
————
In his paragraph
On a birthday party
He writes
His mother is
Sleeping and snoring
———–
Always trying
To be funny
———-
I wonder
How 
He will manage
When his marks 
Are deducted 
———-
For misspelling
Incomprehensible 
Handwriting 
Unfocused
Paragraph writing
Words missing 
In answers
———-
What would he do
He is assumed 
To be normal
He has to
Compete with 
The best
———-
He doesn’t have
A label
Not that I would 
Want him to
———-
What I want
Is for him
To learn
To overcome 
His difficulties 
To be able to 
write
His  handwriting 
To be Understood
His spellings
To get better
To get
His b’s and d’s right
For him to focus
On his writing 
———
I don’t expect
For him to
Compete
With the best
But
To work
To better himself 
———-
Who knows… 
One day….
He will manage
To be more
Than normal
To be better
Than average
———-
Without 
A label….
Without
A disability 
Certificate 
To get him 
Through 
The examination 
———-
He may shine
In ways
I can’t imagine
A bright
But different
Star
———-
This less than average 
Son of mine

———-

By Jyothsna DSouza

I’m at home
With my children
With plenty of time
To read, teach, and muse

I believe if you have
The capacity
To do good
And others
They confirm
It is good
If it’s important
For many,
Not one
One must persist
To the end,
Till all one’s
Resources
Are exhausted

Man lives on hope

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