My mouth is motionless,

Unable to say the words I so desperately need to speak

I… I St..stu…stutter

Barely chocking out the syllables

A flash of concern is shown through faces in the crowd,

Whilst others chuckle at my paralysed vocal cords

An awkward silence fills the air,

Then a cough, one cough and the whole rooms ablaze with chatter,

I'm stood still,

Standing on the stage completely forgotten,

Then I'm gone,

Away from the watchful eyes of the crowd,

Away from the humiliation of my disabled voice box

Away from the flashing lights of the cameras,

I'm hidden behind the curtains

Where I can finally speak my lines