If therapy fails, it must be my mistake..
If I fail interview, I should have spoken more carefully..
If people ridicule me, I must have given them the reason..
If I dont get the promotion, it must be my mistake..
If I am teased, I should not protest- I should act “mature”;
I should take it “gracefully”..
If teacher did not ask me any question in the class, he must be in a hurry..
If people hurry me, they must be short of time…
If they smile when I talk, they could not have helped it..
If they imitate me, they did not mean anything; I should not feel bad..
If they caricature me in a movie, I should not protest-
Why should we deny people “Good” entertainment??
If I dont ask question, it is okay- because silence is golden!
Because- They must be right; I must be wrong.
They must be right; I must be wrong.
I must be wrong, wrONG, WRONG..
Our protest against the portrayal of stammering in the movie (Golmaal 3) gave rise to all kind of reactions outside and inside the IPWS community. Some reactions inspired me to write the above poem. It represents the ultimate degradation caused by stammering.. It is the ultimate insult to our intellect, our spirit..
God, please save us from this!!