Joy of Speech Competition
By David Smith March 18, 2010
May never win a speech competition on the world stage;
But have read a speech, and shook every flimsy page.
Went through the agony and forgot a single line;
And lived to tell about it,
As adrenaline flowed just fine.
Each agonizing jolt of humility to stand;
Gets us higher up the ladder, the audience O so grand;
Able to entertain and provoke a thought or smile;
The thunderous applause, to stand just for a while.
There is tremendous joy to give the audience a thrill;
And all the little setbacks;
The doubt we have to kill.
Every week there is Table Topics;
Two minutes to stand and shout.
A great accomplishment to get those feelings out;
O to be a Toastmaster and have a simple goal;
To develop personality as vulnerability is on a roll.