We were given a prompt, "A Workout And More" at 7pm and starting at 9pm, we had to slam what we wrote. I'm kind of proud of mine.
(Perhaps the best part was how the microphone kept falling out of it's stand, making me very Awkward. :P )
This is the Battlecry of the Awkward
The Song for the Worrywarts, the Clumsy, the Foolish, the Shy
This is dedicated to all those for whom leaving the safe nest of the couch with the comfy, sinky cushions to venture out! -
Beyond the first vestibule!
Takes a little bit more than just an effort; it's a workout
Not one of those lame workouts, either, where you do a couple of pushups and you're like, "Oh ya, I'm a stud."
No, my friend. I'm talking an hour of running around the track (perhaps with your heels kicking out and knees bending the wrong way) followed by a full circuit of weights at the gym followed by a game of Squash where by the end your face is redder than the boy who stubbed his toe tripping over the sidewalk in front of his classmates and you think your chest may have exploded a few tiny sticks of dynamite. Possibly faulty ones, but you're not too sure
This is for those who look before they cross the street. All 4 ways. Even the lawn and the hedge
For those who check, and check again, before they leap
(Off the curb)
For those who care what you think of them. Care so hard their motor skills stop...quite....motoring
Because awkward smells like being beat up and shoved in school lockers from grades 2 through 11; missing grade 5 only because head in the toilet was in vogue that year
Because worrywarts sound like the click train tracks make when the conductor sees something up ahead and doesn't think he can slow down in time
Because shy feels like clausterphobic. Shoved into a dumb waiter. That gets stuck between floors 2 and 3
My fellow Awkwards: You are strong. You are strong You workout and more, just to face this big world every single day