Changing the Words Around

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Re: Valuable poem

From: Alan Badmington
Date: 03 Oct 2004
Time: 09:22:54 -0500
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Hi Mario, Thank you for your kind comments from Belgium. I'm pleased to note that you have already made some of your friends aware of the poem. Many persons who stutter have told me that they can identify with the contents. I hope that it will also help others to understand the implications of word substitution. I only wish that someone had explained it to me when I was a child. As you know, I have not avoided a word, letter or sound (or speaking situation) for more than four years. Deliberately using the words that I had convinced myself were 'difficult' has helped me to eradicate my life-long fear of saying them. It was so liberating. I intend to explore the possibility of producing my two poems (and other rhymes) in book form after the ISAD Online Conference has finished. Hope you and Gina had a great time in Brussels last weekend. Kindest regards Alan

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