Max is working on his stuttering at the Robert F. Pierce Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic of the University of Minnesota-Duluth. He wrote this poem about stuttering as an assignment.


by Max J. - AGE 10

Getting stuck is not the best.
Though sometimes it takes a rest.
No matter how hard you wish,
or try to break it with a dish,

it Practice does it all!
It may again grow tall,
but then it starts to fall.
It may seem to stink,
but when you practice


added with permission
November 12, 1997