Freedom of Speech

by Kitty Cat Lady   Feb 8, 2018

My mind knows what it wants to say
But my mouth won't make the sound
Instead it gets stuck on one point
And the word goes round and round

If I could just move past this bit
I'm sure the rest will flow
But until I can release that word
My embarrassment just grows

I can see that you're impatient
You just want me to 'spit it out'
The pressure to speak is drowning me
All I want to do is shout

But the yelling only exists inside
If I could free it I surely would
I want to speak like others do
Life would be better if I could

I take a deep breath to steel myself
Form the word and try again
It would be such a victory
If I could just tell you my name

Remembering the learned techniques
I visualize what I wish to utter
Speaking only as I exhale
I must conquer this stutter!


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  • 10 months ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    A very touching piece thank you for sharing. All the very best

  • 10 months ago

    by Ya----Na

    Your writing is remarkable kitty

  • 10 months ago

    by Brenda

    Miss Kitty, I loved this in Larry's thread and love it all the more again. Having speech classes as a child I can relate. Hugs to you-

    • 10 months ago

      by Kitty Cat Lady

      Aw thanks Brenda :-) my speech is fine but my son really struggled for a while .. I took him to lots of classes and he was able to control it eventually.
      Thanks for your lovely words as always :-) x

  • 10 months ago

    by Michael

    Miss Kitty

    This is a brilliant piece that flows and rhymes really well and can relate to myself.
    Well done lady
    Much love
    Michel :)x

    • 10 months ago

      by Kitty Cat Lady

      Lovely comments as always, thanks Michael :-) x

  • 10 months ago

    by Ben

    I really like this write - I think alot of people can relate to this and the way that you composed it is brilliant...very well presented and well.....fluid (no pun intended)

    B :)

    • 10 months ago

      by Kitty Cat Lady

      Good pun though ;-)
      Thanks Ben, I'm glad you enjoyed it :-) x

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