I’m asking, if you know this
for I found it hard to believe,
have you noticed,
that when I speak, in person
I do so, rapidly
It’s an affliction that’s become a part of me,
from this disease that just won’t leave
when I tire
it’s more noticeable
specifically, in the eve
speech teeters on mumble
words stumble to be said
Aim to sort pre delivery
words filling, my head
now, my ‘writing’, it won’t show this
pen and keyboard control what’s in sight
I’ve the tools and time to correct this
set the pace, to express it right
there’s no stutter, there’s no lisp
and the words, they all read crisp
then again, a fingers’ mild tremor
Is a writers’ stutter, a slur..
I’m now conscious of my delivery
When I attempt to converse
does my audience nod just to be polite
When in fact, we make it worse..
In speech, I’ll crank the decibels
Yes, I’ve got things to say and to be heard
Just ask me to speak up and I’ll do my best
With an emphasis on each intended word..
Used by permission of the author.