Doing It On My Own

I love sports because

I don’t have to spell

to be good.

 

I love sports because

I don’t have to read to excel.

 

I love football because

when I tackle someone

I’ve assisted my team

instead of someone assisting me.

 

I love soccer because

when I kick the ball

no one had to tell me

how to read the word soccer.  

 

I love swimming because

when I win first place

 no one had to give me

extra time to finish.

 

I love basketball because

when I shoot and score

no one had to

help me write the word basket.

 

I love baseball because

when I hit the ball

no one had to

tell me how to spell the word bat.

 

I love sports because

I can do them on my own

without assistance.

 

I love sports because

when I play I am free from my dyslexia. 

 By Nathan Sokul

This poem is about: 
Me

Comments

Need to talk?

If you ever need help or support, we trust CrisisTextline.org for people dealing with depression. Text HOME to 741741