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The Cold Wait

He knows we can’t take it anymore,
And yet, he’s still torturing us.
When he speaks again, his words cut deep into my flesh,
Sending a jolt through my heart,
As my head is snapped to attention.
A cold smile lingers on his face,
As he contemplates his next victim,
His eyes roam hungrily over us all,
Trying to locate the weakest.
I shift in my seat,
Dread seeping through every pore of my body,
I can feel the waves of collective terror,
Radiating from each of us,
As we inwardly pray,
To be spared from his wrath.
And just when it gets hard to breathe,
He says my name,
A smug look flashing across his face,
At the terror in my eyes.
I swallow hard, knowing the worst has come,
Wishing so badly for it to be a dream.
I rise slowly,
Trembling from head to foot,
As my teacher asks me to answer his next question.

~Nehal


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61 thoughts on “The Cold Wait

  1. Ahhhh …. that’s a fantastic poemπŸ˜‚
    These cruel teachers love to torture us πŸ™‚, not to mention my geo teacher , finds it really interesting to ask me questions cuz she knows that I don’t pay attention in her class ( not my fault., she doesn’t teach ) πŸ™‚
    I min, ( oh no ! Side affect of being surrounded by ppl who don’t know English) every time I read this poem , it seems equally funny

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  2. You had us in the 1st half, not gonna lie there πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    Ah yes, the eternal struggle of students to avoid being called on by the teacher to answer the question. It never gets old πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

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  3. Hahaha, I thought this was about a vampire or something before I read that last line 🀣🀣 But, well, some teachers do have a few creepy similarities, I guess πŸ˜„ I really hope I won’t end up falling into that category, though! πŸ₯Ί

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  4. Hey there Nehal! Nabeeha Jameel from BrainStorms here! You have been featured in my latest post, β€œNew Blogs to check out + BrainStorm Award nominations”. Your blog has been nominated for the BrainStorms award. Congratulations! πŸ’ž

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