Speech Kid

Speech Kid

A Poem by RachelReaper
"

At a speech tournament

"

Speech Kid

Taking the stage,

Lights!

Camera!

"Shh's" and murmurs

Die down

As everyone

Looks to you

For

Action!

 

Mental deep breath

In...

Out...

And we're on!

 

"Here is a

Quote from

The man

Mahatma Gandhi

Himself,

"An eye for an

Eye only ends

Up making the whole

World blind."

 

Quickly now, girl!

This is impromptu so

Think fast,

Everyone's watching.

 

"I agree with

This quote because..."

1) Because rule

Number uno

Is that you don't

Disagree with

Gandhi, he's

Gandhi.

 

2) Because you're

Making it to

Nationals,

That's all that

Matters right

Now.

3) Because

You know you

Can do this.

 

Already a

Full five

Minutes in?

Piece of

Chocolate cake,

Now think

Of one more

Point for two

More min-

 I've got it!

 

"Yes,

Ladies and

Gentlemen..."

You're almost

Done,

Bring it home

To the

Finish line.

 

"And that is

Why I agree

With this quote."

Curtsey.

Kiss-kiss.

Turn your back,

"Click Click"

Of your heels,

Smirk.

 

Lovely as always.

Well done,

M' lady.


© 2013 RachelReaper



Author's Note

RachelReaper
I've been wanting to write a poem about my experience on speech team for quite a while, so here it is! I hope you enjoyed it. leave a comment and I will review you back.

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I like the speed and word choice. It made for a very exciting read.

Posted 2 Years Ago


I love you're thought process, did you say that the first reason was just because you don't disagree with Gandhi?

Posted 4 Years Ago


LunarSong

4 Years Ago

No I meant did you really say for you're first reason that you just don't disagree with him at the t.. read more
RachelReaper

4 Years Ago

no, i was being figurative
LunarSong

4 Years Ago

Okay :) Just was curious.
i love making speech especially when we have the "Youth Parliament" in our school and i am one of the ministers...heheheheh...that sounds weird as it can never happen in reality and neither i want it to happen even in my dream!!but i like such competitions a lot!!
anyway the poem is quite interesting especially when i was reading theose points...and the first one was quite tempting...yeah it's true that we can never disagree with great personalities...they have got to be true in any way!!


Posted 4 Years Ago


RachelReaper

4 Years Ago

thank you ATIBA.
Nice. :) I both love and hate giving speeches... It depends on the topic I guess... :P Great poem! I enjoyed reading. ^_^

Posted 4 Years Ago


RachelReaper

4 Years Ago

thank you :)
That's very cute, I like how you didn't make the person nervous

Posted 4 Years Ago


RachelReaper

4 Years Ago

I wasn't nervous :D This was a true story, and kind of a repetitive true story since it happens ever.. read more
Alisha Heistand

4 Years Ago

"don't I feel foolish" haha
RachelReaper

4 Years Ago

lolz :D :D :D :D
Absolutely wonderful. I must ask, are you in big leagues for speech tournaments or local?

Posted 4 Years Ago


RachelReaper

4 Years Ago

haha, no not big leagues, not yet. I'm just a freshman
Ethale Captor

4 Years Ago

Ah, there are several advantages to being in speech competitions, not only for yourself, but also fo.. read more
RachelReaper

4 Years Ago

thank you :D
I enjoyed the poem and the way it anticipates the audience from your viewpoint. The lines match and have a rhythm that seem to ride the waves trying to tame it properly. (I shouldn't rant, hahaha)
Anyways, nice poem you've got here~!

Posted 4 Years Ago


RachelReaper

4 Years Ago

thank you so much Rhinanne!
Rhianne Ney

4 Years Ago

You're welcome, Rachel~
click click on the heels-good details throughout truly
enjoyed being in class with you much*)
you really have expressed this very well
like the thought pattern that you have used it puts the reader right next to you on stage feeling your every move and feeling your emotion
this was actually my last thing to read for today and I am totally glad!!!
thank you so for sharing

Posted 4 Years Ago


RachelReaper

4 Years Ago

thank you so much :)
that seems like a lot of pressure but fun at the same time

Posted 4 Years Ago


RachelReaper

4 Years Ago

lolz yeah, the thing about the kind of speeches I do is that you go into the round totally blind. Th.. read more
TurtleClark

4 Years Ago

That sounds like so much fun!
RachelReaper

4 Years Ago

it is :)
Your concept and content is good, but I really don't like your line breaks - makes this feel too staccato for my taste and while I do understand what you're trying to go for considering your topic matter, I think the piece is too long to pull it off effectively.

Posted 4 Years Ago


RachelReaper

4 Years Ago

I wanted shorter lines, and the stanzas go by quickly, in my mind, that's what I wanted an that's wh.. read more

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