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Playing It Cool
Author: Barbara Goodhew

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Trying to act and be COOL.
Trying not to look like a FOOL.
Being yourself is COOL.
Being what others want is being a Fool.

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Comments on this poem/writing:

Meridian (72.82.89.202) -- Tuesday, July 18 2006, 04:08 am

right on

Barb, right on the money! I wish I could relive and revisit the times I was an idiot and trying to imitate and impersonate others without much success. I hated myself for wasting years of attempting something so stupid, trying to gain recognition. It never worked.

I loved your poem Barb!
Meridian (72.82.89.202) -- Tuesday, July 18 2006, 04:16 am

I had to come back

Now I don't know if this is a testimony or maybe I'm telling to much of my business here, but I'm in a sentimental mood right now so I guess I'll tell all. I used to work hard at being the class clown to gain attention and friends. If anything, it drew friends further away from me. My attempts backfired. I was so busy trying to change my profile that I was being used in return...and that wasn't cool at all. Can you believe it? The majority out of 12 years of school, I tried to act like everybody but myself. I was still nice, don't get me wrong...but, later I learned being YOU is the best thing you can be, even if you are a devil at times. :) Hey, I'll be honest with you, I'm not angelic all the time, but I know one thing, I try to be NO ONE BUT ME...

Darn good poem!
barb (67.58.202.23) -- Tuesday, July 18 2006, 04:37 am

thanks Meri

i'm not an angel either but for years I would say oh that's ok or I understand and keep on letting people use me,afraid that if I got mad or said what I wanted to I would lose them. now that I;m older if you treat me like crap then I'll treat you like crap and If I don't want to do something, now you can't make me. I feel bad for awhile but then I realize,. they don't feel bad for hurting my feelings We are more worried about their feelings and they probably forgot what was said lol See with age comes guts. Thank-you Meridan for commenting and reading.
Capricorn (82.46.180.69) -- Tuesday, July 18 2006, 03:27 pm

So true!

Your words hold a great message Barb and I think as you get older you realise that its best to be yourself and not worry what others think of you. I wish I'd been myself when I was younger.
barb (67.58.204.72) -- Tuesday, July 18 2006, 07:57 pm

Thanks cap

I'm glad I wasn't my self as a kid nobody liked the real me. lol just kidding. If I was myself I would not have got in trouble, but I followed the crowd dumb dumb. I liked me and that;s all that matters.
 
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