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The Dyslexic teoP

I rebmemer when I was a cute, little dik
underneath my steehsdeb I would slip.
retfA finishing one fo Dad’s chocolate stressed -
ymmoM would daer me The Three elttiL sgiP.

As I nageb to worg into a fine, erutam nam
I wenk I was different morf other fellas -
Didn’t want to daer Ayn Rand’s - The deahFountain
I was totally derutparne by Keats and yellehS.

And when it emac to a laugh-aloud eritas -
my admired rotnem was Sir Odgen hsaN.
For erom deeper prose I’d inhale the segap
fo words penned by Plath and notxeS Anne.

Edward eeblA is my etirovaf playwright  -
I am in total ewa fo his powerful sdrow
and I truly leef his most gninnuts masterpiece
is “Who’s Afraid fo Virginia flooW?"

I have gib dreams fo being famous eno yad -
like a Eugene Neill’O or na Arthur relliM.
But in redro for one ot rehpiced my writings
they’ll have ot hold it ni front fo their rorrim.

Copyright © John Heck

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  1. Date: 11/15/2010 6:28:00 PM
    This was such a clever and fun poem, dear John!! How did I miss this gem earlier....?? No mirror needed, but must have taken a bit of time to write this are amazing!!! I'll be laughing as I slip beneath my steehsdeb tonight!!

  1. Date: 11/15/2010 5:10:00 PM
    I got through it just fine without a mirror and I think it is delightful. I always loved reading and it would have been so frustrating to have been dyslexic. I hope this is just a joke. Congratulations on your placement. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 11/15/2010 4:29:00 PM
    Congrats John on your success in my Poetry Panorama contest with this wonderful and extraordinary write and entry .. very creative .. thankxx for supporting my contest endeavors on the Soup..luv..

  1. Date: 12/17/2008 1:19:00 PM
    Great Poem John! I had to read it slowly to catch it all, but it was amazing. I've had a lot going on (moving, getting accepted to transfer to another school next year, lots of assignments etc.) that I had a mind block for a long time! Anyway, I'm back!

  1. Date: 12/4/2008 6:01:00 AM
    Oh I had a hard time with this one! Took me forever to get steehsdeb turned around in my head! Couldn't seem to figure that one out for the longest time for some reason. This was a lot of fun to read. ~Juliane

  1. Date: 10/5/2008 9:43:00 AM
    Wow, this is so clever! Believe it or not, I was dyslexic as a child. It took me so long to learn to read----my former teachers shook their heads at me, thinking I would never get it. And now I write--and love to read! I've only had a mild case, thankfully...and can live with it. Just sometimes my pronounciation is off when reading aloud, lol. Loved your work! Hugs and best wishes, Sara

  1. Date: 10/1/2008 9:48:00 AM
    I'd name my twins ANNA and BOB. Now that you're doing things backwards, run for office. Have a great day, John. Fun write. Vince

  1. Date: 9/28/2008 8:09:00 AM
    For a moment I thought you were nuts and got quite concerned, lol. Very clever my friend, very clever indeed. Love Heidie

  1. Date: 9/26/2008 7:47:00 PM
    I figured it out last line "They'll have to hold it in front of their mirror" very cleaver John - God Bless