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Topic: Hmph! (03/04/10)
- TITLE: I Love Them Commas
By Deborah Ann Belka
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You see, every word is a challenge to me, every sentence is a test, every comma (I love them commas) and period is a brave contribution to a paragraph. For, I am dislexic. Now, I did not correct this word for you, because this is the way my mind sees it, so here goes, spell checker is now on, and the correct door is number 3 . . . dyslexic. There it is in black and white the correct spelling of what I am. What was behind door one and two is the brain challenge God has given me.
In a dyslexic mind, your every thought is an ordeal. I have struggled with this brain challenge for over 58 years, well I don’t really know if babies are challenged with this problem, but I am sure when my mom said do you want something to eat, I thought she said are you beat, or where’s your feet, or maybe I should take a seat! Anyway, from the time I can remember, which I have also forgotten, for my short- term and long-term memory lies somewhere under door number one, of maybe that was door number two.
I hear sounds differently and therefore I say them wrong, spell them wrong, and see them wrong. When you really take a long hard look at it, well, it is just wrong!
The mind is an amazing gift from God, some He has made so sharp, like Yvonne, Deb, Carol P, Verna Cole, Gregory, c.clemons, Alan S, Joy B, Lisa M, Frank, the Judy’s, Patricia, Elizabeth and so many others, when I read your articles and poems I am lifted up spiritually and I am challenged mentally. If only I could be, if only I was, if only . . .
But, I am like Moses. I didn’t want to enter the challenge, I didn’t want to say what I can’t spell, I didn’t want to punctuate that which I have no idea where to punctuate. I have too much pride to put myself through God’s test and challenge, so He has sent to me you, my Aarons.
Hmph, here is my challenge to you, when you read something I have written and you see the inconsistency, point them out so I will learn, grow, and maybe someday I can suggest to you where to place your commas,(Oh, how, I, love, them, commas,) and maybe you will be the challenge that gets me beyond door three.
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Spell check on . . . maybe
Grammer check . . . off, obvolishly
Word count on . . . 526 or 562
Holy Spirit always right on!
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