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I never thought about adding some words and phrases from the different languages I grew up in/with, and speak. That is, until Wesley said it could be attractive in poems. I won't do it every time, but it really sounds good in this one. Wesley, for you! :)

PAS MUET I am a puppy here The smallest The skinniest The silentest (is that even a word) Stotteraar Bègue I wheel my wheels among them The alpha dogs The loud ones I am silent Bègue My eyes are open wide I watch them Follow their every move My mouth clammed shut Bègue My hands write nervously On my notepad With my pencil My words arranged in neat sentences Bègue He understands though He smiles with fun, no pity there We go way back He is my psychiatrist. Bègue In silence I contemplate But silent I am not My words are multi coloured I like them Niet stom Not mute Pas muet. Pas muet. *** December 30, 2016

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Date: 5/21/2017 12:25:00 AM
I like the whole thing but this stanza resonates with me: "He understands though He smiles with fun, no pity there We go way back He is my psychiatrist. Bègue" Pity is of no use whatsoever.
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Darren White
Date: 5/21/2017 1:10:00 AM
Pity is a hateful word. But it IS what I encounter. For the wheelchair, the stutter, the Tourette AND the fact that I need a psychiatrist. You are absolutely wonderful for finding and emphasizing just that one word....
Date: 4/15/2017 9:46:00 PM
This is fantastic Darren. I wish I had you on paper. Seven Piroet that dances in my heart, words...pieces of your heart topped with blond curly hair.
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Darren White
Date: 4/16/2017 12:58:00 AM
Hopefully one day I publish, ma mo :) And then you can have me on paper.
Date: 1/17/2017 11:38:00 AM
O, I love this. What does the follow translate into: The Title, Bègue, Stotteraar,Not mute Pas muet. Pas muet. >÷÷
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Darren White
Date: 1/17/2017 12:25:00 PM
Exactly, that's what I liked about precisely the words I chose to translate.
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Date: 1/17/2017 12:20:00 PM
Thank you for the translation. It's lean and the words are thick.
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Darren White
Date: 1/17/2017 11:47:00 AM
Bègue (French) = stammerer; Stotteraar (Dutch)= stammerer; Pas muet (French) = Not mute; Niet stom (Dutch) = not mute... Glad you like it :)
Date: 12/30/2016 9:29:00 PM
: ) The smallest, skinniest puppy - great image. Darren, in 2007 I had (evidently) a bacterial infection in two vertebrae, which meant going to the hospital twice a day for ~3 hours each time, for intravenous infusions of antibiotics. Gad, what a pain. Yet in the end I treasure those memories - met a lot of fascinating people with cancer and immune system disorders, really nasty things. I am only slightly aware of how things are for you, but you never know....
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Darren White
Date: 12/31/2016 10:54:00 AM
Yes, bacterial indeed or else no antibiotics :) Glad you recovered fully!. I haven't been able to speak at all for 5 full years and now I stutter badly. Yes, I've learned the art of observation, and anticipation, be fast, faster than every whim. Write fast, communicate with everything but spoken word....
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Date: 12/30/2016 9:54:00 PM
The patience to observe (and endure) is a precious thing. Yeah, Darren - fully healed. Never knew exactly what it was, since nothing grew in the laboratory after a biopsy. Assumed to be bacteria since antibiotics seemed to work, i.e. if it was a virus then they wouldn't have been effective.
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Darren White
Date: 12/30/2016 9:45:00 PM
Ouch Doug! I know about that pain, more or less, not the same of course, but I face back surgery as soon as I am mentally and physically stronger. I will never walk again, but will hopefully be in less pain. Oh, where I am now are all sorts of fascinating people, but I am shy and have serious speech problems, but I observe, I am good at that :) Is your back fully healed by the way?
Date: 12/30/2016 7:09:00 AM
This is so cool Darren. I like how you did this and the message is heard. Just be you, don't allow anyone to silence you. Your poetry is always wanted and appreciated here. Keep it coming and use it to keep them guessing. :)
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Darren White
Date: 12/30/2016 7:16:00 AM
Thank you Chris, for saying all these nice things to me :) I am not silent. They didn't succeed to silence me, and if it's up to me they never will.
Date: 12/30/2016 5:34:00 AM
I know it must be difficult or different rather being where you are now, instead of with the boys. But you'll get used to it with time. Cool mixing languages btw. ;-)
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Darren White
Date: 12/30/2016 5:38:00 AM
It is my first time in a wing for adults yeah. It's hard but I manage. Do some Japanese for me please :) <3
Date: 12/30/2016 5:29:00 AM
Ohhhh I like it..! how you used different languages! (thanks google translator for the help with them). And you do amazing things with your words, sweetie... Never be silent, because your words make the world a more beautiful place. <3 you
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Darren White
Date: 12/30/2016 5:36:00 AM
Haha yeah :) I'm not silent, just a bit intimidated here <3