You're in your late forties and you never learned how to read.
It's something you should learn how to do because it's something that you'll need.
Many doors are closed when a man can't read, this is true.
But you can learn how to read and write, I have faith in you.
Some people have made fun of you and some have even called you names.
But you're a fantastic human being and you shouldn't be ashamed.
You will learn how to read and I'll help you every step of the way.
And when you learn how to read and write, I'll be very proud of you on that day.