Wednesday, March 26, 2014

26/31 Totally Acceptable


He enters the room with a slight bounce in his step, 
the start of a grin on his face.

"Are you ready?"
I ask.

"Well, kind of."
I can see the discomfort
the unease
the nerves
racing throughout his body.

"Great!" 
I'm trying to send him 
the confidence
he needs
to speak today.

The others enter the room
chatting,
laughing,
wondering
what will happen today.

Will he be ready?
Will he refuse?
Will there be another
Blow-up?

With his hoodie as his
shield
and his headphones
as his talisman,
he walks to the front of the room.

He stands at the podium,
nervous,
but he begins.
At first 
I wonder if he
will ever
look up.

And then he does.
He's got this.

5 comments:

  1. Yes, fist pump here! Hope it all went well!

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  2. Hoo rah! Encouragement is what it takes.

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  3. Success! You don't ever give up, even when you think you will.

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