Slurs

June 24, 2010
By AbneyT SILVER, Spring Valley, Illinois
AbneyT SILVER, Spring Valley, Illinois
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I don’t understand
Why the giggles?
Is speaking well
Really that grand

I don’t get
Why you’re laughing
One day it could be you
Then you shall regret

I don’t believe
I have succumbed to tears
The humble innocence
You must deceive

I am such a fool
My speech is imperfect
I have no control
Why then must people be so cruel?


The author's comments:
When I was growing up I had a speech problem, where I could not correctly pronounce the letters: 'r','s', or 'th'. I was always teased or bullied because of how I spoke, and I always felt humiliated like it was my fault, until I found it it was all caused by a simple overrbite and I went on to join speech team, and even receive a Judge's choice award which was really a honor, and felt to me like I overcame the odds. What I'm saying is, you shouldn't be cruel to someone because of how they speak. You never know, maybe they can't help it, and it certainly can happen to any one of us.

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