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"Underachievers" ( an inspirational poem)

Updated on November 19, 2015
The brilliant...
The brilliant...
The innovators...
The innovators...
The true achievers...
The true achievers...
The brightest lights of all humanity...
The brightest lights of all humanity...
The highest limits of the human spirit shown...
The highest limits of the human spirit shown...
We are so blessed by the geniuses of this world...
We are so blessed by the geniuses of this world...
Challenges all met, in their plan...to all condone...
Challenges all met, in their plan...to all condone...
In the struggles of this life there are winners and achievers of the grandest that our life has to hold.. and OUR GOING ON....
In the struggles of this life there are winners and achievers of the grandest that our life has to hold.. and OUR GOING ON....


Those shunned, the small children who seem to lag behind,

Their true abilities, its length and breadth, is so undefined.

Ask Da vinci, Michelangelo, Rodin, or Alexander Graham Bell,

Their struggles to grandly succeed, and only in time would tell.


The small babes, the searchers, with such a wandering mind,

In this life to seek and fall far behind, yet, in new depths to find.

Ask a Brockovich, Matlin, a Wonder, or Franklin D. Roosevelt,

How their disabilities, those harsh challenges, by them, so delt.


What great wonders, fabulous designers, will their futures hold,

Never, now as underachievers, have defined our lives... to mold.

Curie, Edison, Einstein, and G.Washington, each may so testify,

Their greatest contributions to mankind, as examples, to verify.


The future now, on our gifted ones to rely, and now so depends,

Despite name calling, put-downs, ignoring... now to make amends.

Bright and shinning stars of life, revealed in every student's mind,

The magnificent, the glorified in name, by acts, very soon to find.


Milton, Beethoven, Hawkin, Disney, Runyan, Vango, Newton,,

Nash, Ford, Grandin, Keller, Picasso, Churchill, Bolton...

An endless list of the greatest in arts, and in all inventiveness,

Standing together, not alone, as the human spirit's ingeniousness.


Forever, our indebtedness, to these leaders, ultimate succeeders, so grand,

They've extended the searches of man, its farthest reaches, help to understand.

A universe, its stars and widest galaxies, before each mind, a resourceful hand,

Its challenges, no unsolved answers, to escape the most worthy, in their plan.


"UNDERACHIEVERS" THAT MAKE US ALL BELIEVERS...









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      Reynold Jay 20 months ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      Loved this one especially so. I am partial to Edison as he lived in Michigan ( like me) and was home schooled because he was so dull. Well done and I'm inspired!

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      annasmom 20 months ago

      :) Great reminder!!! Never know... encourage everyone to be curious!!

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      whonunuwho 20 months ago from United States

      Thank you my friend. whonu

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      whonunuwho 20 months ago from United States

      Thanks to Reynold and annasmom, for your kind words of support. whonu

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      whonunuwho 20 months ago from United States

      As a former teacher of the educationally challenged, I felt compelled to write this as a tribute to them and others who continue to struggle in our schools. Blessings to all. whonu

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      whonunuwho 20 months ago from United States

      Thank you my friend and blessings on this fine Autumn evening. whonu

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      sujaya venkatesh 20 months ago

      children would love it

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      whonunuwho 20 months ago from United States

      Thank you my friend. whonu

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      Mitchell Marso 20 months ago from Mankato, MN

      Breathable air of encouragement, pleasant to the mind.

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      whonunuwho 20 months ago from United States

      Thanks Mitchell and blessings on this chilly Fall day. whonu

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      whonunuwho 20 months ago from United States

      I appreciate your kind words and review my friend. whonu

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 20 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Wonderful and truly inspirational poetry.

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      Shauna L Bowling 20 months ago from Central Florida

      I believe there is no such thing as an underachiever. Who sets the bar? How is each child measured?

      My son is ADHD and didn't do well in school. However, he has a very analytical mind. He amazes me with the things he can do by connecting his mind with his hands.

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      Deb Hirt 20 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      Underachievers, only by the standards of those before them...

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      whonunuwho 20 months ago from United States

      If it were not for the so called "underachievers", we would still live in the dark ages rather than having progressed as far as we have as a society. whonu

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      whonunuwho 20 months ago from United States

      Bravewarrior I'm sure that your son will be a success. I taught many children over the years who were ADHD and I was often astounded by how truly bright and self motivated they were. The greats of the ages have had some issues to overcome and did so with amazing results. Most great inventors, many writers, actors, and those who you would never expect that they were ADHD, or educationally challenged, are to this day, very successful in their lives. Every child has strong points and learn in their own way throughout school. Blessings to you and yours my friend. whonu

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