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"Did you like the show?"
He asked me, grinning
It was a simple question really,
But for some small, insignificant reason
It made me feel so out of season

I told myself
"It's only a question, you can do this, be calm,
be calm and collected."

I fixed my hair
I sucked in a breath
I swallowed fast and...

Nodded my head

But, no.
I was prepared,
I had a speech
I'd tried so hard to make him see
That I could speak,
That I was real
That I could talk and think and feel

But instead,
I fixed my hair
Sucked in a breath
Swallowed fast and
Nodded my head




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WrenArringtonThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jun. 16 at 10:59 am:
I really like how you managed to put a lot of meaning into a pretty short poem. The repetition of the third stanza drove the meaning home and kind of summarized the whole poem. Five stars :)
 
MissAdele replied...
today at 6:51 pm :
Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked it!
 
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