Monday, November 7, 2011

Spoken Words

I don't know if I've told you this before, but I have a verbal communication issue. It's partly due to my family--we kind of have our own language that filters through movie quotes and inside jokes. It works when I'm with them, but when I'm with anyone else, no one has a clue what I'm talking about. Another part of it is my overactive imagination. I make jumps in subject that make sense to me, because my brain goes A-B-C-D-E-F in 0.6 seconds, but it comes out as A-F and again, no one knows what I'm talking about.

Beyond that, my brain wanders fairly quickly, and even when I'm focusing, I sometimes miss entire paragraphs of conversation. My husband could tell you all about that.

Then there's plain old blankness. My mind wipes my vocabulary when I try to explain things out loud. Let me elaborate.

I try to tell you something
your eyes show that you're wondering
I fumble--try anew
but my mouth will just not do
anything I ask it to

you cannot find a meaning
in the words that I am speaking
my spoken thoughts do not ring true
but when I write, I show to you
the message
finally gets through

Well, that's it for today. Happy writing, everyone.



  1. Wowzers! I love this post! This is incredible! Ironically enough I can relate to some of it. I swear, right now I'm trying to find word to express to you how much this gets to me, but, apparently a bro can't. So, I'll just end this steep behind comment with a: I like this a lot and can't wait to read more from you!

  2. I think that happens to everyone at one point or another. I love your poem. Keep up the good work!