Photo Challenge #278 – Being Cool.

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Twice today I was asked my age

But I stayed cool.

I was tempted to lie

But I stayed cool.

On both occasions, blood was involved

But I stayed cool.

My mouth opened to reply but nothing came out

But I stayed cool.

My brain said that can’t be the right number

But I stayed cool

I didn’t want my denial of age to be obvious

So, I stayed cool.

When I uttered the numbers, it wasn’t me

But I stayed cool.

Somewhere inside of me, another voice spoke

But I stayed cool,

In both situations, I remained calm, detached

You could say I stayed cool.

Later I reflected, it was me who was afraid

But I needed to stay cool.

There I said it, what might they think?

But more so, would they think I was cool?

 

Written for: https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2019/08/27/photo-challenge-278/

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14 Responses to Photo Challenge #278 – Being Cool.

  1. Reena Saxena says:

    You nailed it with the last line.

  2. crimsonprose says:

    Michael, chill. You’re cool. 🙂

  3. Sadje says:

    Great take on the photo!

  4. rugby843 says:

    Cool poem, Michael 😎

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