"Underachievers" ( an inspirational poem)
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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