DP Daily Prompt: Naked With Black Socks Post by Ranu

English: Cricket at Clavering: clean bowled Cl...

English: Cricket at Clavering: clean bowled Clavering take a wicket against Camden CC (Cambridge) on a perfect August afternoon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When I read the title of the prompt, I thought  maybe it’s a mistake. You see this is one expression that passed me by. When I continued reading  the question. I felt this time I’m clean bowled . Well now that I was able to shake off my awe, I’m prepared to write about myself.

I am not comfortable in front of people if I am given something to read. Hiding in the bathroom,I wouldn’t go that far,but I look at the wall behind the rows of people and read my piece or answer questions without looking directly at them.

I acted in plays by Shakespeare,but then there was the nun watching me, I had to look or else,she’d think ‘Chaman I’d deal with you later’. I knew whatever it is she’d say it won’t be one on one. That kind of danger can straighten anyone,I am a mere meek mortal,I’d probably faint.

So public speaking is something I avoided,but prepared my child for one in her seventh grade,she came out with flying colors. If I could shake off my nervousness,I’d be half decent.  I am too edgy, I’d therefore admit, I’m not comfortable in front of people.

9 thoughts on “DP Daily Prompt: Naked With Black Socks Post by Ranu

  1. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you for sharing this.

    Fear of speaking, or doing other things, in front of others is a common fear. We all have it to some degree. It can, for some, be debilitating and, for others, improved.

    All good wishes,


    • It is easier to write,Akhtar Bhai,no one is watching me.Facing a whole bunch of people is a whole
      different ball game.
      Isn’t it strange though,I had no trouble teaching.
      Thank you for your input Akhtar Bhai.

    • Thank you, Akhtar Bhai. Despite the fact I was trained in public speaking,I couldn’t shake off my fear of people watching me with their critical expressions

  2. I wish I were good at public speaking. How I would love to recite some of my poetry in public with confidence.

    My younger daughter seems to be able to speak in public, in fact she thrives. So I encourage her with rehearsed stories & impromptu speeches in front of my family. Who knows…one day she may perform my work…maybe? ( I can dream right?)

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