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So This Is Just A Cooling Off Time!!

Updated on June 22, 2020

Cooling Off Time


Cooling Off Time

How miserable I felt

To see the crumpled face.

She turned still further

From my gaze.

My dogs, they pulled to her,

As if in sympathy,

One even held a paw

Which made her smile!

She stroked his fur.

In her sad moment.

That sadness then

Did pass to me.


Just A Cooling Off Time !

I was walking with my Dogs at night,

I saw a girl of twenty still sitting on the wall

She seemed upset didn't look quite right,

I think she might have had a cry..

I carried on strolled awhile in the park,

Forgot about that sad young girl.


Peregrine lingering, caused my dogs to bark.

On my return I saw her,in the night,

Night now dark, then long legs unfurl.

Sitting in the garage forecourt

on the old brick wall.


Drivers and Bikers ,staring ,uncaring.

Then riding off in the dark.

One yelled a really mean remark!

I looked to see long hair, with curl,

had dampened tears from her eye.

Now heard her heavy sigh,

saw a sad unhappy sight.

No other sight as sad,

none at all.


Just then the moon came out,

it shined and hit her face.

A face so damp with misery.

I touched her arm, and how the tears did fall.

I asked if I could help, Would she be okay.

She gave a sort of smile, a kind of call.

Then said to me 'I've sobbed so much today,

We had a fight, my man and me, a brawl'

She smiled

'So this is just a cooling off time,' I did say.

She smiled, and said 'yes, that's all.


'That's all' she said, and went happily on her way.......

. We all need that quiet time, I do recall. I say..........

© 2012 jandee


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    • jandee profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      Micky delighted to see you and thanks for your read,

      keep well and best from me,


    • Micky Dee profile image

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Very beautiful dear jandee. I love your heart.

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      Peg Cole 

      8 years ago from Northeast of Dallas, Texas

      This was a lovely poem, Jandee. The sweet gesture from one stranger to another was quite touching. Sometimes all it takes is a kind word.

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      8 years ago

      Hello Perspycacious,

      thanks for reading and making such a nice comment.

      just returned from the park ,torrential rain and isolated park then a burst of superb music coming from

      a lone saxophonist standing under a large tree.......Dramatic.

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      Demas W Jasper 

      8 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Hub Hopping landed me on your delightful lily pad. Wiping away tears (I define as "the windshield washers of the soul") and letting someone know they are not alone in this world, and never are, is a touch of humanity in a seemingly uncaring world. Good show, pip, pip.

    • jandee profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      Hello CJ,

      I strangely think of you as 'British' sorry about that.

      'Strong similarities' 'Things in common'


      Your comment was surely appreciated,

      best regards,


    • jandee profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      Eddy ,We go a lot ,whenever we can,to Llangollen.

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      CJ Sledgehammer 

      9 years ago

      Hi, Jandee:

      Please forgive my American ingnorance, but I am not quite sure what you meant when you said, "if we tried to find our 'things in common' I am deffo with you on that one."

      In particular, I am unfamiliar with the term "deffo". I know it must be something good, but I want to expand my English vocabulary somewhat and if you could shed some light on that - I'd sure appreciate it. :0)

      Best wishes - C.J. Sledgehammer

    • Eiddwen profile image


      9 years ago from Wales

      You aren't that far from us here in Wales;just over the border.

    • jandee profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      Hello Pamela,Yeah! It's a hangover with me(poking my nose in)from the old days when we had a 'Womens Aid'centre.

      I left a comment on your Pomeranian dog hub but don't think it got on ,will return,

      thanks for reading and bye for now,


    • jandee profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Liverpool.U.K


      if we tried to find our 'things in common'I am deffo.with you on that one. I thank you for your warm message ,I am pleased you enjoyed my little effort,

      best from jandee

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      CJ Sledgehammer 

      9 years ago

      I just want you to know that I really enjoyed this poem.

      Even though we have our differences, Jandee, we do have some strong similarities and being a humanitarian is just one of them. :0)

      Thank you for being there for that young woman and for caring for her...not many people would have gone out of their way like you did, and I assure you, even less would have gone home to write a poem about it!

      So, for being a humanitarian and for being touched enough to record this event in a poem, you get two of my finest blessings, reserved for such an occasion. So, to you Jandee, I wish you warm kudos and frisky-kitten love. :0)

      Best wishes, behave, and be well - C.J. Sledgehammer

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      Pamela Dapples 

      9 years ago from Arizona now

      Lovely that you helped her and that the meeting of this girl affected you so much that only a poem would do. Voting up and awesome.

    • jandee profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      Hollie,lovely to hear from you ! Oops! just heard a door slam!! Ha,ha,such is life,keep well and next time you visit the big city tell it I am missing it,

      thanks for reading,

      best from jandee

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      Hollie Thomas 

      9 years ago from United Kingdom

      This is lovely, Jandee. If you are like me, then you would think a rewind, pause, let's start again button on life, would save us all, personally and globally. :)

    • jandee profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      How right you are Mio and maybe we should start right away!! I for one am somebody who gets 'hot'too quickly!

      Well pointed out,

      keep well Mio,

      best from jandee

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      mio cid 

      9 years ago from Uruguay

      so true, sometimes we should be able to spring to the future to see something that's happening to us and realize it isn't that meaningful at all.

    • jandee profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      Hello Eddy,

      Pleased to hear from you and hope you are all well in your beautiful land-can see the lovely hills of Wales across the Mersey from my daughters house,

      keep well and keep at it!!

      best from jandee

    • Eiddwen profile image


      9 years ago from Wales

      A brilliant read;I thoroughly enjoyed it and here's to so many more for us both to share on here.

      Take Care And enjoy your day.



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