Marxist. Trade Unionist. Socialist-feminist. Author. Poet. Speaker. Tutor. RMT ex-Exec. Workers' Liberty. Autie. Bi. PUFC fan.

Special Educational Needs

Submitted by Janine on 09 November 2018 at 10:16

You sit me on a chair that hurts
In a classroom full of noise and light
You put a pen in my wrong hand
And tell me that I have to write

You speak in terms that don't make sense
You write in symbols I can't see
You talk to everyone at once
You talk to everyone but me

To learn I need to move around
But you insist I'm statuesque
And all my mental strength's used up
On sitting silent at my desk

And when it all becomes too much
And I am screaming, you're frustrated
I'm sent home with a form that says
That I can not be educated