Finally I spoke that day

By Sahana Sundar

Founder - Spark Igniting Minds


Some forty odd years ago when I was thirteen,

I was the one as meek as a sheep,

when guests came home to meet my dad,

I saw the scene from behind a screen,

Though frenzied to show up my face,

I confined myself to a hiding space,

The desire to speak was spinning steep,

As I lacked the nerve I had to peep,

I had heard from people and read,

That success came to those who led,

My dad used to say to be ahead,

I finally decided to speak as a head

It was an open debate at my school,

I made up my mind to be complacent and cool,

Practiced all the days in and out,

On the topic I was to speak about,

In front of mirror I stood all day long,

Spoke to myself as taut as a gong,

The D-Day came running faster,

I was to be the first speaker,

I gathered my confidence up to the brim,

I dressed myself neat and trim,

A shudder went across my spine,

Really I wanted to run and resign,

Words vanished inside my head,

Nothing came out, I was dead,

Tears rolled down my cheeks,

Fumbled for words that I had to speak,

I didn't wanted to accept the defeat,

I stood like a log and smiled sweet,

Words rushed at the spur-of-the-moment,

Eloquently I spoke with attitude and accent,

Voice came out loud and clear,

Happy to hear a loud applause and cheer.


(Featured Image by Peggy und Marco Lachmann-Anke from Pixabay)

Speech Stage Lecture - Free image on Pixabay


About the Author

Captain Sahana is the founder of Spark Publication and Spark Igniting Minds.

Her remarkable literary skills combined with an illumined vision has made Spark the most cherished and charismatic community among the authors of various genres.

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