Monday, May 2, 2016

A little drabble for the many people who are called ‘gifted’ in elementary school and then are promptly dropped in middle school where they immediately realize everything is shit.  Like yours truly.  I can’t know what it would be like to have an undiagnosed academic disability (dyscalculia and dyslexia come to mind for examples), but I do know it’s pretty shitty when your mental disease(s) start acting up.  So this is just related to that, and the fact that so many kids get called “gifted” and then basically are thrown down the drain around middle school time.
They tell you that you’re gifted.
With capability, in their eyes you’re lifted.
But when you’re older, you find that you’ve drifted,
From perfect grades to barely passing,
Suddenly years go by, and the effects are lasting,
You blame yourself, after all, only you can fix it. 
They tell you the reason why.
It’s such a relief you start to cry.
Because regardless the reason, regardless the cause,
If people are hurting, it’s not all a loss;
So whether it’s because your heart hurts, or your brain is strange,
Find the reason; they need to change.