Differently wired

Nonconformists, mavericks, and folks with quirks

It takes all sorts to make the world work

Once we recognize geniuses, we praise

Their atypical and quirky ways

Yet when it comes to our children we find

To raise them as conformists we are inclined

Even though we want them to succeed

We ask them to toe the line indeed

If they struggle or lag behind in class

They are often taken to task

We admonish them, punish them, do everything to see

That they “behave” and like other children be

So many children with atypical abilities

Are underestimated and never cease

To doubt themselves because they’ve internalized

That they are not smart, their talents remain unrealized..


This is a shoutout to all children differently wired

You are valued in this world, your talents are required!

Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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