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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Hmph! (03/04/10)

TITLE: Speaking Your Mind
By Brenda Rice
03/06/10


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Speaking Your Mind

I wanted to say what I knew I should not.
So, I tried to say what sounded better.
However, I failed miserably. Oh fretter!

I spoke carefully at the start,
My composure to maintain
But my tongue began speaking from my heart
Unfortunately with much distain.

So, what I thought to say, I knew I should not
And what I wanted to say, I did not.
But what, in fact, I said was a “do not.”

Oh my, what a dilemma!
My mouth wasn’t moving, but a noise could be heard.
Even without me saying a word!

From deep in my throat
Came a sound like a goat.
And by George, my anger was a float
On the air of dismay and disbelief it flew
Out of my throat like a wild kangaroo.

Noises, angry noises continued coming out
Even though my hand was covering my mouth.
Horrified was I at what was occurring
I even tried to mimic a cat a -purring.

Faces of terror stared back at me
As my mouth kept rumbling incessantly.
When will it end and silence return?
When indeed will I finally learn?

To speak ones mind is often a mistake.
Especially when anger erupts like a quake.


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AnneRene' Capp 03/11/10
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this. It read smoothly for me, was meaningful, and I could relate to it, as if it were me. Good Job!
Donna Wolther03/11/10
Good job of describing that feeling that I, too, have had many times.
Yvonne Blake 03/16/10
SMILE...I can relate to this poem. Well done!