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A chapter in the book Let's Laugh 5

Found Peace in Terror

by Barb Hensongispsaca

Till I grow old and memory gone,
I'll n'er forget those days
when all my friends had turned on me
to show their evil ways.

There's talk about the innocence
of children 'cause they're young.
That never took away the pain
of words that bit and stung.

My twitches and my tics pronounced,
I tried to hide in vain;
but, phrases like"she's just a freak"
made me feel quite insane.

I could not stop the jerks and blinks
that worsened with each year.
Grade one my friends did not complain;
grade eight they'd not come near.

My books were knocked out of my grasp
so they could watch me twitch.
As I bent down to pick them up,
again my books they'd ditch.

I could not hide the clicking noise,
my tongue would not be still.
The laughter and the painful names
will haunt me ... always will.

When no one cared to be my friend,
I learned to walk alone.
But, though I'd hurt so bad inside,
I'd kept my face like stone.

The older kids would push me down,
then laugh when I would cry.
Then came the day I didn't care -
I thought of how to die.

But, God saw all that I went through
then He looked down and said,
'I've other plans for you, my girl,
that you can't do if dead.'

So now I 'click' when passing by
a very handsome lad,
he'll look at me and give a smile
as he thinks I'm just 'bad'.

I 'grunt' when having dinner at
a fancy eating place.
The chef is really pleased because
he feels a cooking ace.

I've learned to laugh at what I do
then others feel at ease.
Except when I yell 'damn' in church -
the pastor's smile will freeze.

Not funny but funny writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Write a humorous or silly poem about something you dislike. Any style of poetry is welcomed. Length is up to you. See announcement for ideas.

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Tourette syndrome (TS) is a disorder that affects the body's brain and nervous system by causing tics as sudden, repetitive movements or sounds that some people make, seemingly without realizing it. A person with Tourette syndrome has multiple motor tics and at least one vocal tic.

Tics are actually more common in teens than you might think. You may know someone who has either a motor tic (sudden, uncontrollable movements like exaggerated blinking of the eyes) or a vocal tic (sounds such as throat clearing, grunting, or humming).

Tourette syndrome is a genetic disorder, which means it's the result of a change in genes that's either inherited (passed on from parent to child) or happens during development in the womb. As with other genetic disorders, someone may have a tendency to develop TS. But that doesn't mean the person will definitely get it.

The exact cause of Tourette syndrome isn't known, but some research suggests that it happens when there's a problem with how nerves communicate in certain areas of the brain. An upset in the balance of neurotransmitters (chemicals in the brain that carry nerve signals from cell to cell) might play a role.

"Kids Health" - internet
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