slammed shut in every place
he wanted to work badly
to spare him from disgrace.
All his friends were working
but still couldn’t find a job
OK, they had qualifications
he was taunted and called a slob.
incapable of learning at school
no diagnosis could be found
back then it was never recognised
the difficulties would astound.
Poor teaching and ignorance
was to blame for all his plight
people were unknowing and ignorant
it wouldn’t happen overnight.
No one knew Dyslexia
he didn’t even understand it himself
chastised by his parents
scared to be left on the shelf.
Suffering through ignorance
his life would be wasted away
no one understood this boy
or what he had to say.
In this age of recognition
kids can get help at the start
so do not suffer in silence
or think you are torn apart.
Employers need to be understanding
some people learn at a slow pace
with training and support
they will welcome and embrace.
Discrimination is against the Law
even though there are loopholes
Employers can do as they please
to fill their experienced roles.
The rights of many are scrutinised
in an age of impatience and hurry
no one has any time these days
hence understanding is blurry.