ADHD Poem

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  • #113455

    Roe327
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    My son wrote this poem with my help and found the courage to read it at a Board of Ed meeting. I thought it was right on the mark for ADHD:

    I want you to see the face of ADHD
    It looks no different than you or me
    Most of the time it’s so misunderstood
    We try so hard to behave the right way
    But sometimes we don’t act as we should
    We say and do things we really don’t mean
    But to everyone else, that’s not how it seems
    We get in trouble more often than we’d like
    For behaviors we can’t help but that others dislike
    I’m not embarrassed or ashamed to state what I have
    It will always be a part of who I am
    Even though many people may judge
    I will start each new day with renewed courage
    Keeping up in school just adds to our stress
    With so many behaviors we try to suppress
    Staying focused is another hard thing to do
    We have so many distractions to try to get through
    Sometimes our emotions are running so high
    It’s a whole other story to just try and get by
    If we add it all together, every day is so hard
    But we try again tomorrow even though we’ve been scarred
    So please understand it’s not easy for me
    But I am a face of ADHD

    Nicholas Calvoni

  • #113464

    Skypark962
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    I like it!

  • #113468

    Roe327
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    Thank you!!!

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