Talking Out Loud

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About a guy talking to himself...

Submitted: May 12, 2018

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“Talking Out Loud”

 

He caught himself

again,

talking to himself

in a loud

agitated voice

he can normally

keep his voice

at a low

volume

but if he’s

stressed out

or upset

he tends to

lose control

of his verbal

levels

not even realizing

most times

when it’s happening

which is bad

enough

but when he

gets caught

by someone

and he’s in

a full blown

argument

and continues

on with it

still not realizing

he is holding

up

both the pro

and the con

sides

of his debate

he starts getting

stares of confusion

from people

not knowing if

this is an

act

or just a kid

with lots of

personal problems,

he got this

smart idea

of wearing a

blue tooth

ear piece

letting him look

normal

but coming across

as rude

during his rants

to anyone who

brushes up

against his world,

he couldn’t tell

you

why

it had all

started

he can remember

when he use to

only let a

few casual

words

spill out of

his mouth

nothing that most

people

don’t have happen

to them

from time to

time

but those words

soon grew into

sentences

when he started

playing devil’s

advocate

as if a third

party

was asking him

the question

still conscious

of the fact

it was only

him

doing the talking,

but as he

spent

more time alone

and the gaps

between friends

became wider

those innocent

questions

of self doubt

turned into

comments

and as his

isolation grew

and he was

still

unable to find

anyone to add

their words to

his many

sentence filled

balloons

and turn them

into conversations

without

thinking about it

he started

splitting up

his thoughts

and then

he started taking

sides

a practice

he is working

on

over coming,

he was protective

over

who he let

in to his life

missing the balance

of having someone

on the other

end

of a conversation

but not trusting

enough

to just let

anybody

hold it up,

so if you

see him

talking a bit

too loud

trying to make

a point

in the middle

of some verbal

sparring match

down isle 9

the cereal section

of your local

supermarket

try not to

stare

give him a

break

and maybe

a nod of

encouragement

if you happen

to over hear

a valid point

in his rant

or a comforting

smile

if he starts

to stutter

suddenly frozen

in a panic

embarrassed at

the realization

of what he’s

doing,

he’s not deranged

just out of

practice

when it comes

to people

and talking…

 

Tom Allen…05-08-2018…


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