Haha. Thanks Natasha :-)
It reflects that awful time at the end of a relationship when you both know it's over but neither one has been brave enough to call it a day, so you skirt around each other pretending to be fine. More or less. I took the plunge and called it but it's hard.
Thanks for your comments :-) x
Beautiful piece about the thought process of the one being asked and the one asking..
"I'm fine" saves a lot of trouble, which is what the one asking is most likely after - a quick way out.
Too bad this question and answer can't be taken seriously
The fall back answer many will so often give when they simply are not.
Pride, stubbornness and the desire to show that we don't need that significant other can initiate this response.
Inside we could be screaming "help me please" but I'm fine, OK or good is what will trip tongues.
However it means more. It shows an inner strength, a will and an attitude that will overcome.
I really liked this poem and it's rhyming. Very well worded and an excellently worked powerful piece.
Thanks so much for this. I'm guessing your term as a judge is over and I'm really grateful to you and all the judges for your time :-)
I was so thrilled to win with this poem, so thank you for choosing it and for your great comments xx