A 10-Year-Old Girl Just Moved the World

With a special poem called 'Dyslexia'
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 3, 2019 3:40 PM CST
A girl writing an incredible poem.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – A 10-year-old girl in England has surprised her teacher—and now the world—with a poem about dyslexia that's structured in a very clever way, Today reports. Jane Broadis, who teaches the girl at Christ Church School near London, tweeted the poem Wednesday: "Please share—I would love her work to be appreciated further afield," she writes. "I wonder if it could even find a publisher?" Indeed, she says publishing offers have been coming in for "Dyslexia," and the media loves hearing how the poem came to be. "We were filling time," she says of that day in the classroom. "It wasn't even part of a lesson." For the full, unspoiled effect:

"I am stupid
Nobody would ever say
I have a talent for words
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


Seems Broadis' students were inspired by reverse poem titled "Worst Day Ever?" that CBS New York reported on in 2015—and the "Dyslexic" author, who isn't dyslexic herself, just ran with it. The social-media response is nearly as touching as the poem, with tweets like "Made this grown man cry" and "That is, by far, the best thing I have read today." (Read more uplifting news stories.)

My Take on This Story
Show results  |