Laryngitis of the Heart


Laryngitis is a funny thing...
that can, unbidden, just appear.
Without a rhyme or reason,
or forewarning that is clear.

One day you can awaken
from a most refreshing sleep
but when you open up your mouth
can utter not a peep.

And for a time you're speechless
not a thing you can can repair....
your vocal chords have gone on strike
no sound can you declare...

Then suddenly, the voice returns
to once again be heard...
With much relief, your open mouth
then flows with spoken word.

So it is with the human heart,
whose emotion it must give,
laryngitis takes a hold,
muting voice it needs to live.

Then, magically your voice returns
once more, you can be heard...
With much relief, that open heart
now flows with written word.

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arthurchappell 5 years ago from Manchester, England

pretty good - Laryngitis isn't an easy word to get into verse but you manage very well here

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Yeah, that was a bit tricky, to be sure! lol...thanks for stopping by and commenting! I so appreciate it!

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maticmagister 5 years ago from Slovenia

yeah i had the same thought as arthur!:) love the poem!:)

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Thanks, Matic! I really appreciate the read and comment!

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samiaali 5 years ago

Great poem tnderhrt23! :)

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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

Gosh your words are so brilliant.

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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

I love it! Laryngitis of the heart, only you.

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

LOL, always, my thinking is a little outside the box...ya gotta admit, its a pretty funny thought...I thought it was anyways! Thanks again for reading and leaving a lovely comment!

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RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

Good insight!

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cwarden 5 years ago from USA

This is an excellent poem! I believe I have been suffering from laryngitis of the heart for the past 5 years :)

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

RTalloni, thank you!

cwarden, I so know how that goes! Take is a temporary malady...thanks!

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