Cold feet

Every time I decide
I will confront my demons
I get cold feet
My heart starts racing
My pulse declines
I get cold feet
Sweat on my brows
Hinders my vision
I get cold feet
No, now I know
It's not a joke that
I get cold feet.
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Written on April 03, 2024

Submitted by sumera_j on April 02, 2024

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Scheme abCdeCfgChiC
Closest metre Iambic dimeter
Characters 227
Words 51
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 12

Sumera Jamal

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  • AIDA
    I absolutely love the emotion and vulnerability portrayed in your poem "Cold feet." The repetition of "I get cold feet" really drives home the feeling of fear and hesitation that many people can relate to. The imagery of sweat hindering vision adds a physical element to the emotional struggle being described.

    One improvement suggestion could be to consider adding more specific details or examples of what the demons are that the speaker is attempting to confront. This could help the reader better understand the inner conflict being faced and make the poem even more powerful. Overall, fantastic job capturing such a relatable feeling in your writing!
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