Stutter
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goodnightbrightI like writing and Sebastian Stan
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Another poem. Because why not?

Stutter

by goodnightbright

If I stutter enough to get the words out Do you think you could pick up These things that I'm laying down?

These nerves are not a thing I can just change.

They leave scabbed over lips and a mouth with a bloody taste.

I'm picking at scars That will never go away.

My stomach is in knots And the nausea won't take a break.

These nerves are not a few deep breaths and couple months of self help medicine. They're twelve years of therapeutic hell and I'm still not rid of them.

It's not just being nervous. It's completely breaking down.

It's shaking at the thought of change Even when you force things to remain the same.

I can't believe you think I want it this way. I can't believe you think that I am sane.

Is this what sane looks like to you? Are these things that a sane person would do?

If I stu- stu- stu- stutter enough to get the words out Do you think you could pick up These things that I'm laying down?

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goodnightbrightI like writing and Sebastian Stan
a year agoReply
@sydney it can be, but it gets better.

sydneyVerifiedco-creator of Commaful
a year agoReply
@goodnightbright ahh i see!! that sounds really tough

goodnightbrightI like writing and Sebastian Stan
a year agoReply
@sydney from what i've experienced, usually just to help them with whatever is causing it. Like, for example, I know my anxiety can act up with the simplest of things such as ordering food or talking to strangers, so sometimes if i have a friend around i have them do it or i have them come with me for backup

sydneyVerifiedco-creator of Commaful
a year agoReply
@goodnightbright what is the best way to help somebody who is facing anxiety?

goodnightbrightI like writing and Sebastian Stan
a year agoReply
@sydney I've had it for quite awhile now, actually. Though, I'm better at dealing with it now more than I was in say, middle school. And thank you, I really appreciate it.

sydneyVerifiedco-creator of Commaful
a year agoReply
@goodnightbright ah! such a hard message, but an important one. i'm sorry you have to go through this :( how long have you been facing anxiety? we are all here for you when you need it!

goodnightbrightI like writing and Sebastian Stan
a year agoReply
@shana mainly the frustration of explaining my anxiety to people

shanaSilver CommaCommunity member
a year agoReply
wow. very powerful!!! what was the inspiration behind this one?