Dear Ms Johnson

Dear Ms Johnson

A Poem by Clara Kevie

ADD/ADHD in the classroom from a student's perspective

Dear Ms Johnson,
I regret to inform you I don't 
Know what I'm doing�" 
I can't
I haven't done anything
Really I can't 
I can't do anything
I can't
You see

Dear Ms Johnson,
There's been plenty of time
The fault's all mine
I'm insufficient
An imbecile, truly 

But Dear Ms Johnson,
I had a plan!
5 hours was enough, right?
5 hours was enough
To get it all done, 5 hours would be enough
5 hours should be It would be more than enough,
This was my fight:

Hour 1: Plan out what's best
Hour 2: I don't remember
Hour 3: Open the text
Hour 4: It's all a blur
Hour 5: I panicked because what's next?
Wasting 4 hours, 5, forever
Forever is waisted
All my hours are waisted 
I'm waisted
Worthless, forgetful, distracted, a procrastinator 
Or could it be that I'm just

Dear Ms Johnson
It's like you've always said
I've nothing to offer
I'm lazy and two-faced,
A classic basket case,
Can't get my story straight,
Eyes locked on walls from inside my bed
All the time in the world doesn't matter 
When I do everything last minute.

Dear Ms Johnson,
No, I haven't done anything
No, I haven't even started
No, I don't know what I do with my time
No, I wasn't paying attention
No, I don't have an answer to your question 

But Dear Ms Johnson,
Yes, I lost track of time
Yes, I did absolutely nothing for 2 hours
Yes, I need another extension
Yes, I heard you the first time
Yes, I thought I was paying attention!
And yes, I'm exhausted just thinking about it!

Forever is waisted
All my hours are waisted 
I'm waisted
Worthless, forgetful, distracted, a procrastinator 
Or it could be that I'm just

© 2018 Clara Kevie

Author's Note

Clara Kevie
Suggestions? Constructive criticism? Feedback? I'd appreciate if you let me know what you think :)

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Added on December 25, 2018
Last Updated on December 25, 2018
Tags: add, adhd, learning disabilities, spoken word


Clara Kevie
Clara Kevie

I'm a student with occasional desperate moments of figuring myself out. I write mostly casual whimsical fleeting thoughts. PM me; I take requests :) I'd appreciate if you left constructive fee.. more..