Pen Dragon

 PEN DRAGON 
 Reading is often an optical illusion,
 causing Pen Dragon daily confusion. 
 When studying books for learning,
 his cognition is deeply concerning.
 

 Backwards lettering and all upside down,
makes Pen Dragon squint and frown. 
Words skipping about all over the page, 
 causes frustration, igniting his outrage.
 

 All jumbled up and out of order,
 giving him headaches and nausea.
 Pen Dragon can’t link words to sounds,
 it’s a nonsense, as letters shake around. 
 

 Printed stories, are mysteries to him,
 he’s vowed that he will ‘Never give in’
 ‘I can do it, I can do it’ he repeats; 
 ‘Letters will never be the ruin of me’ 
 

 And Welsh green Dragon remembers,
 his breath would singe pages to embers. 
 It was hinted that the great fire in London, 
 was what Pendragon’s ancestor had done. 
 

 Whatsisname had, had this the same, 
 singled out in classes, as a hot shame.
 Perhaps dyslexia, could, be an advantage, 
 like Harry Potter, aka Daniel Radcliffe. 
 

 Concluding that having more self esteem, 
 and lots of practice would help him read. 
 Taking small bite sized chunks to fill gaps,
 Pen Dragon paced himself, as he relaxed. 
 Victoria Healing ~ 31.1.2021 
 I CAN DO IT 
 
People suffering from dyslexia are highly creative, intuitive and excel at three-dimensional problem-solving. Their visual learning style means they learn best through a creative process. When dyslexics use learning methods that fit their thinking style, they can excel.
 
References:
 Many people with dyslexia are famous and highly successful as adults.
 https://www.understood.org/en/learning-thinking-differences/personal-stories/famous-people/success-stories-celebrities-with-dyslexia-adhd-and-dyscalculia
 
A Common Welsh Green Dragon:
According to Rowling, a Common Welsh Green Dragon may have been responsible for the Great Fire of London in 1666. 
 https://screenrant.com/harry-potter-dragons-breeds/#:~:text=%20Every%20Single%20Dragon%20In%20Harry%20Potter%20,Hebridean%20Black%20was%20much%20more%20aggressive...%20More%20 
 
Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe spoke about his dyspraxia which affects his ability to write by hand and tie shoelaces.
 https://www.purewow.com/news/harry-potter-dyslexia-friendly-books
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyslexia
 
This is the week of SPED (Special Education), Autism, Dyslexia, and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) awareness. For all who struggle every day to succeed in a world that does not recognise their gifts and talents, and for those who are walking beside them, please let this be a gentle reminder to be kind and accepting of ALL people and especially Dragons