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My son


Aged four and half, first day at school
he was going to prove he was no fool,
through boredom disrupted his class
which continued each following day alas,
by luck or fate proved he was not pathetic
my poor boy was diagnosed as dyslexic,
many years past struggling but determined
With this unfortunate disability he burdened,
art and design he found his path to success 
through art college he did quickly progress,
at age of seventeen discovered with fear
a life threatening heart condition did appear,
after medical procedure, an electrical bypass,
returned to college awarded top of his class,
to university success predicted by forecasters 
proved right after four years collected his masters,
with determination, belief, support and direction
Proved to me everyone can produce perfection.

Composed 02/03/2017.
Contest:- young people who have  inspired you.


Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 10/31/2017 5:21:00 PM
This without a doubt is certainly your best. Effort results in excellence. Even if it is only your own.
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Date: 11/1/2017 3:58:00 AM
Thank you very much for your very kind comment James and getting me to return to this poem which as you say reminds me effort results in excellence, thanks again for your support. :))
Date: 3/18/2017 4:24:00 AM
That is a courageous young man. Although my life is and challenges are different, I can SO relate, in a way challenges can make you a fighter, apparently it did for your son, and it does for me. Very inspirational, Roy, and congratulations :)
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Date: 3/18/2017 4:36:00 AM
Thank you very much Darren, I see your determination and desire through your poetry which is inspirational to other writers like me, thanks again, Roy. :)
Date: 3/15/2017 5:49:00 PM
Congratulations on your win, Roy, know the feelings after 3 sons and 3 grandchildren... But I saw that my middle son felt the same thing with his son and at the time of his graduation ( When my son graduated it was no big deal..) ~*
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Date: 3/16/2017 3:24:00 AM
Thank you very much Eve, he was the first member of my family to go to university so for him graduate with a masters degree was overwhelming knowing the problems he had to overcome, thanks again for your kind comment and support, Roy. :)
Date: 3/15/2017 8:38:00 AM
Dropping back with my congrats - have to admit my son's graduation was the proudest day of my life too:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 3/15/2017 8:46:00 AM
Thank you so much Jan, As you know it's an amazing day and so emotional and satisfying knowing they have achieved so much, thanks again, Roy. :)
Date: 3/15/2017 5:12:00 AM
Congratulations on your win! Very well written! And emotional write!
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Date: 3/15/2017 5:35:00 AM
Thank you so much Brenda for placing my poem, as this poem means a lot to me, I am so pleased, thanks again, Roy. :))
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Date: 3/15/2017 5:31:00 AM
Thank you so much Brenda for placing my poem, as this poem means a lot to me, I am so pleased, thanks again, Roy. :))
Date: 3/13/2017 11:43:00 PM
He is indeed an inspiration! I hope he receives a copy of this beautiful poem. Writing on point must have been difficult, deciding what to leave in, what to take out, so many emotions involved, yet you did wrap it in a direct telling that conveyed the emotion as well. I leave you a bit inspired myself by your write, your son. All the best ... CayCay
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Date: 3/14/2017 3:24:00 AM
Thank you very much CayCay I must admit this did pull at the heart strings when writing, you are correct in saying that this is basically a summary of much longer poem that I wrote for him, thanks again for your very generous comment, Roy. :))
Date: 3/9/2017 5:24:00 PM
This is so special Roy :)
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Date: 3/9/2017 5:57:00 PM
Thank you very much Heidi, this is very special, which gave me a lot of pleasure when writing this, thanks again, Roy.
Date: 3/7/2017 12:33:00 AM
You must be one proud father. My son also struggled at school with what they called dyslexic tendencies. He now runs his own business and is such an entrepreneur. He finds a niche in the market and he's there. Your last two lines of this poem speak so much truth.
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Date: 3/7/2017 6:33:00 AM
Thank you very much Elizabeth, it's so nice to be able to write about how sons have made us so proud, how your son and my son are both running there own businesses, thanks again for your support and encouragement, Roy.
Date: 3/2/2017 8:09:00 AM
Very inspirational ... Well written ... GL ...
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Date: 3/2/2017 8:39:00 AM
Thank you very much Probir, your very kind.
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Date: 3/2/2017 8:39:00 AM
Thank you very much Probir, your very kind.
Date: 3/2/2017 7:20:00 AM
WOW! What an inspirational young man he is too Roy - many congrats to him on his success - having worked with students with dyslexia I appreciate many of the challenges he has faced and his achievements are remarkable:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 3/2/2017 7:38:00 AM
Thank you very much Jan, the worries for me and his mother were immense over the years, but now we are so proud, probably his graduation day was the best day of my life, thanks again, Roy.