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I Don’t Know To Speak! - Poem by ANANDA GOPAN

I am asked to do a seminar
(to speak to the class)

I couldn't say.
It had been too tough
My tongue wouldn't work.
I just stand near the front bench,
staring at every one-
in front of me.
Everyone waited.

When the silence went so long,
The boys in the front row
Started making huge rows
The folks started whispering so loudly..! ! !

I stayed there
without noting in mind-
to say.
I stood still
without responding to all the fuss.
Too childish.

What i did was,
I made
My way back
to my place
with the word
'I Will Never Ever Do A Seminar Again'

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  • (6/4/2011 1:10:00 AM)

    crocodiles in the stomach, that is what prevents you and you are not alone, i am still like that. you have a long way to go. you will survive it and will not succumb. best of luck. Narayanan.R (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 30, 2011

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 31, 2011

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