Friday, February 27, 2009

A Poem from Ray

I met a wonderful person on YouTube who is also a stutterer. He's a charming person who also happens to be a talent poet. He shared this poignant poem with me today and I was really moved by it. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

Speech impediment, walking around as this world wide idiot.
Sharing, talking and flowing, oh how I can only wish.
These teeth, tounge and lips,
I would be more than happy if I all I had were a lisp.
Red light, stop. Yellow light, stop. Green light; yeah right!
Crying inside and I hurt so much, nothing in me to aid as a crutch.
I talk then I mumble and I crash then I crumble.
Stuttering not words, but these thoughts and my feelings.
These walls I'm climbing and my skin I'm peeling.
I wish I can speak, instead I am left to seek.
No answers to behold and no courage to feel bold.
What did I say? What did you hear?
Have no fears for I am used to these tears.
My pride is in me, my pride is this...
no matter how grim it gets,
I will not give up in this darkend abyss.

~Ray (You can see him on Youtube at )


Triumph said...

I am a stutterer to and it has crippling effects on my life which I am sure you are familiar with.

I love your poem

GMP said...

I am a stutterer plz visit my blog

Rich Arnold said...

Great post. As a stutterer, so much of your posts make so much sense to me.

Please keep writing

Love Kpop said...

Winter has returned. I do not like because I can not stand the cold. But wearing loud clothes also quite interesting. I look like a cute bear

Coco Love said...

It seems I'm on the right track, I hope I can do well. The result was something I did and was doing to implement it.