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A poem about selective mutism

By Dr Antje BothinPublished 2 months ago 1 min read

You hear the word ‘gather’

And tremble with fear

Lots of people together

All way too near

A party, a meeting

The heart starts beating

You know, you can’t speak

You’re such a freak

The words won’t come out

You won’t say those thoughts aloud

The world doesn’t really know you

You don’t tell stories to listen to

You’ll end up all alone

Hiding quietly at home

With your heart full of shame

Are you getting insane?

Your house is a safe space

For a person, loud, happy and fun

But in public a change takes place

You’ll become a different one

Unseen, you exist

But what have you missed?

surreal poetry

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Dr Antje Bothin



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  • Antoinette L Brey2 months ago

    Nicely done, easy to take a nap and approach the gathering later.

  • Alex H Mittelman 2 months ago

    Great work!

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