View Full Version : A POEM : A Child with ADHD in the 70s


karennerak
08-25-05, 07:57 AM
This is a POEM i wrote about My ChildHood with Undiagnosed ADHD

ADHD wasn't recognized in the UK in the 70s?...

Instead ; Children, like Myself, were called and labelled 'Naughty' and even this day and age, some children are still labelled 'Naughty'.

People Need to be Educated about ADHD!



THE NAUGHTY CHILD

Alone in my bubble i float

'A failure' ; Is what the teachers wrote!

Unable to think

Focus ; The missing link!





The tap-tap-tapping noise of a pen

Winding me up...Time and time again!!

The thoughts in my mind

Was my Anger confined!





People can hear me

But nobody listens

Frustrated i scream!

Scolded for making a scene





My sister is bright

And very well liked

She's pretty and slim

Not fat and dim...like me!





Why am i bad?

I hate being sad!!

And why so wrong?

I feel, like i don't belong!





No friends that come to call

I sit at the window..Watching

People stop to stare

"Look, the Naughty Child, lives there!!"





I want to be Good!!

I want to be liked

Tears on my pillow...

Every night!





I butted in, when mother was talking

A whack and a Smack for my sin

My sister stood there laughing

I held my anger within





I hate myself!

I don't fit in!

A stranger in this world...

That i Live in!!





Each morning i dread to awake

To be me!

I'm not lazy

I just can't do these things you see!





I would rather be anyone else but me

I'm a Naughty child

I'm Evil and Bad

Perhaps i'm ever-so slightly mad?





By Karen[karennerak]

23/08/05

Aged 41 ; I was Diagnosed with Adult ADHD on 15/08/05