“I Went to School” poem

“I went to school” submitted by Wayne Hislop, a poet who writes passionately about dyslexia. Be sure to check out his other works.

I Went To School

My voice is like a dog whistle,

as no one can hear

a voice without reason;

my words are wise

but there’s no one

to hear them.

Within my almost

Silent erratic cries

I fall deep, deep to the shadows

Of a forgotten corner

The dunce cap placed

And blessed.

Ecstatically busy


Teachers, entangled by

The easy achiever

Golden knowledge,

gold thread, spun to the head.

They will not let me weave;

for I cannot read.

By Wayne Hislop (copyrighted)